Specsavers in Bridgend opticians has had sweet success in the form of a charity bake sale, raising almost £120 for Sport Relief.

Bake off

Specsavers staff in Bridgend got into the competitive spirit with a Sport Relief ‘bake off’, asking customers to donate to the charity while they visited the store, which raised £116.

‘Humbling cause’

Ann Simpkin, director at Specsavers in Bridgend, said: ‘As a community optician, we always strive to support causes that positively affect local people, as well as those further afield.

‘In the last two years, Sport Relief has helped to enable more than 189,000 children to attend school, and more than 734,000 young people to be given life-saving vaccines; it really is doing vital work in communities across the UK and abroad.

‘I’d like to thank our staff and customers for their contributions without which we wouldn’t have been able to support and donate to this humbling cause.’

Sport Relief was started by the group behind Comic Relief in 1985, and has helped thousands of people across Britain and beyond. Of the money raised by the public, 50% is used to make a difference in the UK, and the other 50% is used to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest communities.

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