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Sweet success at charity cake sale

27 April, 2016
Cakes for sale in aid of Sport Relief at Specsavers in Monmouth
Cakes for sale in aid of Sport Relief at Specsavers in Monmouth

Specsavers in Monmouth has raised more than £150 by hosting a cake sale in aid of Sport Relief.

Sweet treats

Staff at the store, located on Monnow Street, baked a range of sweet treats and invited customers visiting the store to support its fundraising activities by donating to Sport Relief in exchange for a homemade cake. A total of £158.80 was raised on the day.

‘Vital work’

Peter Render, director at Specsavers in Monmouth, said: ‘I’m delighted to have lent our support to Sport Relief this year as it is such a worthy cause.

‘In the last two years, the organisation has helped to enable more than 189,000 children to attend school, and more than 734,000 young people to be given life-saving vaccines; it really is doing vital work in our communities across the UK and abroad.

‘It’s great that our staff really got behind the event and put their baking skills to the test to for the cake sale, and that our customers were so generous with their donations, as a result we’ve raised a fantastic amount for Sport Relief.’

Sport Relief was started by the group behind Comic Relief in 1985, and has helped thousands of people across Britain and beyond. Half of the money raised for the charity by the public is used in projects based in the UK, and the other half goes towards funding overseas schemes for vulnerable people.

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