Specsavers Bognor Regis got behind the Observer’s campaign to Help Toby Run With His Friends by holding a fundraiser over half term week.

Face painting and competitions

Specsavers, located at 22 London Road, encouraged donations by having a colouring competition and inviting children in store to have their faces painted. The store also donated £1 per eye test to the charity.

The store is supporting the campaign, which has been launched for six-year-old Toby Booker, who finds it difficult to walk due to cerebral palsy. The campaign is encouraging fundraising to help Toby’s parents raise £40,000 for an operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Driving awareness of the campaign

Specsavers Bognor Regis store director, Jonathan West said: 'We've raised a total of £1,000 for Toby's campaign and are very grateful to everyone who contributed.

‘The store was buzzing on Thursday, with the face painter going down a storm and there was even a little girl, Emily, who came and played her trumpet outside after her eye examination. Toby and his parents also paid us a visit, which boosted the donations even more. I’d like to thank our Bognor Regis community for supporting us in our efforts to drive awareness of the campaign.’

You can donate to Toby's campaign here.

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