In aid of World Cancer Day, Specsavers in Bradley Stoke hosted a fundraising day and raised more than £400 for children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, their nominated charity partner for 2018.
Customers and passers-by were greeted with a cake sale and a charity bake-off in store. Katie Perry bagged first place with her carrot cake muffins and Julie Rafferty came second with her chocolate orange cakes.
To help boost the fundraising total, eight-year-old Karolina, whose mum works at the store, sold loom bands with her friend and raised nearly £30. Joining the fundraising festivities were Caroline Marshall, representative from CLIC Sargent, and Tom Aditya, Deputy Mayor of Bradley Stoke.
'Supporting a great cause'
‘It was a great day for everyone involved and we had lots of fun,’ said training ambassador, Julie. ‘It’s so important for our teams to get behind a good cause and throw every effort into fundraising. To think that we raised £430 for our first fundraising event of the year is great and we hope to raise lots more money for the charity in 2018.’
About CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent offers support to youngsters who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families, during what can be a frightening and challenging time.