Wolverhampton Specsavers has pledged its support for children’s charity Promise Dreams, already raising more than £500.

In-store fun day

The team kicked off their fundraising efforts with an in-store fun day in June. Joined by the charity mascot, Poppet, staff were on hand to provide specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) and invited customers to take part in their raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses including: The Sparkling Spatula, Andy Hall Photography, Batteries Not Included, Dream Big Parties and Starbucks.

With plans to host further fundraising events, including a quiz night and sporting challenges, the team hopes to break its £1,000 target by the end of the year.

Promising start

‘Our fun day for Promise Dreams went down really well with customers and the team did a great job to take our running total to £566, which we’re delighted with,’ said store director Hasan Abdulla. ‘Promise Dreams is a fantastic charity and we’re really proud to be lending our support to them as we continue to fundraise throughout the year.

‘We’ll be hosting a quiz night later this month and our staff trainer, Lindsay Bradbourn, is preparing for a 10k run in September, so hopefully we’ll be able to raise even more money and break our £1,000 target!’

Promise dreams

Launched in 2001, Promise Dreams is a local charity dedicated to providing support for terminally ill children and their families by turning dreams into reality. Helping families to spend valuable time together away from hospital and create memories to last a lifetime, the charity aims to grant the wishes of terminally ill children, ranging from providing specialist equipment through to meeting their favourite celebrity.

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