Members of staff from Specsavers in Ashby held their very own ladies lock in, raising almost £70 for Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

The store had a bespoke French designer visit in the evening and provide clothes for a small group of customers and staff to try on and order if they wished. 

The team were on hand during the day selling tickets for the charity raffle, prizes included luxury gift sets and a bottle of prosecco. They also spent the day channelling their inner bakers and making sweet treats for the event. Guests were greeted with tea, cakes and French fashion.

A word from the store manager

‘It was a pleasure to organise what was a really lovely evening,’ said Cheryl Cox, store manager. ‘The idea actually came from a conversation with a customer, because I loved her jacket. 

‘We often get involved in fundraising events and I just thought it would be nice to do something a bit different. We’re lucky to have such a close-knit community here in Ashby that we can run events like this for our customers to enjoy.’

A word from the store director

Rajesh Patel, store director at Specsavers in Ashby, said: ‘As well as the ladies who came to the lock in - we want to thank everyone who popped in to the store throughout the day and made a donation. We appreciate the support from everyone and are delighted to be able to contribute towards a great cause.’

RNIB helps to make daily life better for people affected by sight loss, by being there when you need them. The charity raises awareness of sight problems, and how to prevent sight loss, as well as campaigning for better services and a more inclusive society.

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