The team at Specsavers Brighton have raised an amazing £450 for a local homeless charity this festive season – and have spread a little Christmas cheer to customers too.

Staff at the store, in North Street, held an epic Christmas jumper weekend in aid of Brighton-based charity, Clock Tower Sanctuary - and customers made generous donations for repairs to their glasses too.

Supporting local people

The charity runs a drop in service for homeless young people in Brighton and Hove.

It is open six days a week, and provides a safe space for people aged between 18 and 25 to engage with each other and with a number of local support services.

A small price to pay

Andrew Wallbank, store director in Brighton, said: ‘As little as £5 pays for a young homeless person to have a hot shower, wash their clothes and cook and eat a healthy meal.

‘This is a really small price to pay for something which is priceless to the recipient, and which most of us take for granted.’

Thank you

‘We are delighted that, thanks to the generosity of our customers, we have been able to raise enough money to potentially help 90 young people this Christmas.

‘We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support – and look forward to continuing to serve you in 2018.’

If you would like to make a donation to Clock Tower Sanctuary this Christmas, please visit their website.

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