Specsavers' Chatham-based optician has raised vital funds for Cancer Research UK, following a month of fundraising.
Staff from Specsavers, located at 215 High Street, undertook a series of fundraising activities including an Easter themed event which took place over the Easter weekend. Staff dressed up in bright t-shirts to match the colours of the Cancer Research logo and a raffle took place with a giant chocolate egg up for grabs. The store also donated all money given in exchange for glasses repairs to the cause and raised £280 in total.
Store director, David Moorman says: ‘We are thrilled to have raised such a sizable amount such a worthy cause. Some of our staffs’ families have been affected by cancer and have first-hand experience of the great work the charity does. Generosity of local residents ‘It’s down to the generosity of local residents that we’ve been able to raise such a great amount and we would like to thank everyone who has donated to the cause.’
Cancer Research UK’s aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.