This Red Nose Day (Friday 24 March) the Dagenham store ‘Gave Us a Wave’ with a ‘Super Saturday Bonanza’ fundraising day.

Raising a staggering £729.50, the whole team decked themselves out in red as they held a raffle to give customers the chance to win a pair of designer sunglasses and ran a 'name the puppy' competition.

Prior to Saturday’s admirable fundraising efforts, the Comic Relief ‘give us a wave’ glasses were on sale in the lead up to the event to help boost the charitable donation.

Gurjit Singh Sehmi, store director said, ‘Specsavers Comic Relief activity gave the residents of Dagenham a really easy way to make a big difference with this amazing cause. The communities fundraising efforts prove that everyone’s donations really do add up to astonishing amounts, and we are so grateful to the community to be able to help vulnerable people living tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa.’

The stores gallant effort helped to contribute to Specsavers overall total of £ 475,000 (and still counting) – bursting their £250,000 target!

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