Specsavers Derby has raised more than £190 through a fundraising event in store, which has been donated to their local hospital to help improve patient welfare and fund new equipment.

The team in the Intu Centre held a day of fundraising, which included offering homemade cakes to visitors in return for a donation, as well as a raffle.

A grand effort

The activities raised a total of £191.51, which was donated to the Derby Hospitals Trust. The hospital charity supports all aspects of the vital work of Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital.

Members of the Derby team visited the hospital to donate the cheque and meet hospital staff, to hear about the work that they do and where the funds go.

A word from the store director

‘It’s fantastic to know that all the money raised will go directly towards helping our local healthcare services,’ said Derby store director, Uan Gohil. ‘We had an interesting time meeting staff at the hospital and understanding a bit more about the incredible job they do. We already have a close relationship with the ophthalmology department through our referrals process, and it’s wonderful to be able to support the hospital more widely.

‘We would like to thank everyone who donated during our fundraising event, we are never disappointed by the generosity of the Derby community.’

The Derby Hospitals Trust is a registered charity, which aims to help make patients’ lives better. Donations and legacies enable the charity to help provide the extras that cannot be provided from NHS statutory funding but make a huge difference to patients and staff. 100% of funds donated go to the charity to help improve patient welfare, equipment, research and staff training.

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