With the help of local hero, Dana Power (aka Puff the dragon), Specsavers in Bridgnorth raised almost £300 for Cameron’s Fund appeal, with all proceeds going to Asthma UK.
Dana, from Bridgnorth, is renowned for running marathons as the mascot for Asthma UK wearing a 15-kilo dragon costume. On Saturday 7 April, Dana visited the store to hand out sweets and free eye test vouchers.
'Pleasure to raise funds'
Dana regularly visits the store to collect specs and raise awareness about his upcoming fundraising activities. ‘It’s a pleasure to raise funds for a local cause that is close to our hearts,’ says store director, Teresa Hughes.
So far, Dana has raised £35,000 with most of the money going to Cameron's Fund for Asthma UK and he is also now the star of a children’s book called The Marvellous Marathon Dragon.
About Cameron's Fund
Cameron’s Fund was set up 10 years ago in memory of Cameron Brown, a local boy who passed away from his first asthma attack at the age of two. Cameron’s parents set up the charity appeal as a legacy for their son and have raised more than £50,000 for Asthma UK.
About Asthma UK
Founded in 1927, Asthma UK is a membership-based charity and is the UK’s leading asthma research charity. They support research to help understand the causes of asthma, reduce asthma attacks, find new treatments for severe asthma, turn discoveries in the lab into new treatments and ultimately find a cure.