Specsavers workers in Eccles came together for a bumper week of fundraising.
Bright for Sight
Specsavers in The Mall in Eccles kicked off their week of goodwill by dressing ‘bright for sight’ to mark Guide Dogs Week.
In a bid to lend a paw to Guide Dogs, the national charity which works to ensure blind and partially-sighted people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else, each member of the team made a donation and dressed in brightly coloured clothes inspired by the neon yellow of a guide dog harness.
During the Funday Friday, the team also collected donations in-store from the generous customers who wished to contribute to the cause.
A few days later, the Specsavers staff switched from barking mad to baking mad, as they served up a selection of homemade cakes in store.
In support of Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Tuesday campaign, budding Mary Berrys at the Eccles store put their best bakes forward in a cake sale to raise funds for the charity. The team were a vision in pink as they once again dressed up for the occasion.
Two charities in one week
Store director Una Martin says: ‘We try to do our bit in-store for causes that we care about, and when we found out that Guide Dogs and Breast Cancer Care were holding fundraising days in the same week we decided we would have to gear ourselves up for one big charity week push.
‘Guide Dogs provide a lifeline to people who are blind or partially-sighted – and obviously as opticians this is something we feel particularly strongly about. We wanted to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by the visually impaired on a daily basis, raising much needed funds for the charity in the process.
‘And we all know someone affected by cancer, so we felt compelled to take part in Pink Tuesday. Baking and fancy dress is the least we can do to support Breast Cancer Care. We were pleased to see so many of our customers get into the spirit with us, enjoying the cakes and donating to the causes.’