Specsavers in Andover has hosted a bake sale in support of Guide Dogs to raise money for the charity as part of Guide Dogs Week 2014.
On Friday 10 October staff from Specsavers held their very own “bake off” competition to raise as much money as possible. Staff sold lapel pins and encouraged customers to make a donation in the collection boxes when they entered the store.
Raise money and awareness
Grahame Smith, store director at Specsavers Andover, says: ‘Guide Dogs does a lot of fantastic work in the community and we are delighted that we had the chance to raise money and awareness on their behalf.
‘We were all very excited to host the fundraiser and enjoy some cake whilst doing it. I would like to thank the local people of Andover for their generosity and for joining us for a day of fun.’
Established in 1931
Guide Dogs is the UK’s largest charity to provide assistance dogs for blind and partially sighted people. The charity has given more than 29,000 people the chance to live a more independent life since it was established in 1931. Specsavers stores are raising money as part of a nationwide initiative to raise £250,000 to support 25 puppies from training to qualification.