The team at Specsavers in Arnold has raised more than £1,500 for a charity dedicated to helping teenagers who suffer from cancer.
Staff at the store started supporting the charity this year in memory of Bulwell teenager Kieren Douglas, who was a customer at the store, and who unfortunately passed away shortly after being diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer. Kieren would have turned 18 in February this year.
To celebrate his birthday, the store donated £1 from every sight test during his birthday month to the Kieren Douglas Teenage Cancer Foundation, which was set up by his family.
Claire Fletcher, store director at Specsavers in Arnold says, ‘We are incredibly happy that we raised £1,527 from the sight test initiative. That money can be used to make young cancer patients lives more comfortable and enjoyable.
‘I know that before Christmas the trust raised enough money to buy 16 brand new TVs for the paediatric ward at the Nottingham Queen’s Medical Centre, where Kieren was treated.
The charity is very close to our hearts, Kieren and his family have been our customers for a number of years, we want to support them as much as possible in memory of him.’