Tavistock opticians turn purple for charity
Specsavers staff in Tavistock wore purple on Saturday 26 March to raise awareness and funds for an epilepsy charity.
The team dressed themselves and the store in purple, as well as held a bake sale and raffle to raise money for Epilepsy Action, which is celebrating its eighth anniversary.
Sarah Routly, store director at Specsavers in Tavistock, said: ‘Epilepsy is very close to our hearts here in the store so it’s great to be able to do something to support the charity and raise awareness of the fantastic work the charity does.’
Staff collected donations over six days and raised a whopping £520.13! The money raised from Purple Day will help Epilepsy Action to continue vital work in supporting the 600,000 people with epilepsy across the UK.
Every year, around 32,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy, that’s 87 every single day. Around five people in every 100 will have an epileptic seizure at some time in their life and so every penny raised on Purple Day is vital. Epilepsy Action supports around one million people each year through a range of services, including its Epilepsy Helpline Freephone, specialist nurse scheme and award-winning website.