Staff from Specsavers in Droitwich took part in the national ‘Go Orange’ fundraising day for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
The team encouraged all to ‘Go Orange’ for the day with raffles, a cake sale and brave members of staff who endured a leg wax or two.
With plenty of activities to get involved with and the generosity from the local community, the store raised nearly £200 for the charity.
A word from the store director
‘It’s a great cause to raise money for,’ said store director, Emma Singh. ‘We are very proud that we raised funds for Muscular Dystrophy and we want to thank everybody that got involved. At Specsavers we understand the difficulties people and their families face with health issues, so supporting this charity was a cause we all bought into.’
Four-year-old Daniel Lewins, whose mum, Heather, works at Specsavers in Shipley, suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. The money raised will go to the charity with his name and fund research for Daniel’s specific dystrophy.
About the charity
Founded in 1959, Muscular Dystrophy UK (previously known as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign) is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions.
Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a progressive disease and can be diagnosed through physical examinations, blood tests or muscle biopsies. The disease affects one in every 7000 men aged between five and 24 in the UK.