Specsavers Bognor Regis has helped raise vital funds for a local children’s hospice by encouraging residents to tune into Local Radio Day last month.

The Specsavers store on London Road teamed up with radio station Spirit FM to take part in a number of fun-filled activities held across West Sussex on 26 May.

Up for the challenge

Senior optical assistant Ben Chiffin and optometrist Naveed Akmal, both from Specsavers Bognor Regis, participated in a special ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ challenge, which pitted the pair against two Spirit FM radio presenters.

The teams had to perform various tasks while blindfolded, including drawing a picture of a radio and pinning a tail on a map of Selsey. A video of the activity can be found here on the Spirit FM website.

The Specsavers team provided further support on the day by giving away free gifts to people visiting Hotham Park, including Specsavers branded beach balls, balloons and Spirit FM flags.

Their efforts helped to raise important donations for Chestnut Tree House, a hospice caring for more than 300 children and young adults with life-shortening conditions in south east Hampshire, Brighton and Hove, and East and West Sussex.

A word from the store director

Jonathan West, store director at Specsavers Bognor Regis, says: ‘The team had a great day getting involved with the Specsavers challenge and raising awareness of the store and Spirit FM.

‘It was also brilliant to support such as worthy cause as Chestnut Tree House and we hope our contribution can help make a difference to the lives of young people going through tough times.’

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