The Wick opticians has raised more than £800 for the Teenage Cancer Trust during Wick’s gala fair.

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Staff at Specsavers in Wick manned a raffle stall at the popular event and encouraged locals to dig deep for the charity.

Optical consultant, Craig Mathieson, even took to the gala’s stage to perform a few songs to help raise awareness of the store’s fundraising campaign.

The opticians donated £75 to the charity last month after the store director’s niece was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The 14-year-old passed away last month, just two months after her diagnosis.

Kind donations

Ian Morris, store director at Specsavers in Wick, said: ‘My niece was treated at the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. The nurses there took great care of her and were a huge support to our family.

‘We’d like to thank everyone for their kind donations and those who gifted our fantastic raffle prizes. We are delighted to have raised such a great amount for a cause that helps so many families including my own.’

The Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to providing specialist treatment and support to teenagers diagnosed with cancer in the UK.

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