Staff at Bridgnorth Specsavers went all out for two charity events on Friday 14 November.
The team supported Children in Need by dressing in pyjamas and onesie attire as they held a sponsored sleepover at the store for Children in Need. Members of staff asked customers to pick up a treat from the bake sale, in return for donations to the charity. There were Pudsey colouring competitions and a treasure hunt in store to entertain the children.
Friday 14 November also marked World Diabetes Day, so the store donated £1 to Diabetes UK for every sight test they hold during opening hours.
Store director Teresa Hughes, said: ‘It was a busy Friday; we were all looking forward to a day of fundraising and were pleased that our customers joined in the fun! We raised £50 for Children in Need.
‘A number of people may not know but a sight test at Specsavers can be the first indicator of the disease that directs the person to their GP for testing. We welcome customers to make an appointment for an eye examination, especially if they have not had an appointment for over two years.’
In 2010, there were approximately 3.1 million people aged 16 or over with diabetes (both diagnosed and undiagnosed) in England. By 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 4.6 million, with 90% of those affected having type 2 diabetes. The charity Diabetes UK estimates that around 850,000 people in England have diabetes but haven't been diagnosed.
Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. Every penny raised goes towards helping disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. In particular, the charity provides grants to projects in the UK. So far the charity has raised over £740 million since it started in 1927.
All Bridgnorth store information