Members of staff from Specsavers in Frome spread Christmas cheer on Friday 16 December by sporting Christmas jumpers and selling home-baked treats in aid of Save the Children.

The team invited customers and passers-by to enjoy a slice of cake in exchange for a charitable contribution, while members of staff boosted funds by paying for the privilege of wearing their favourite festive knitwear. In total, more than £100 was raised for the international children’s charity.

'We’re all counting down to the big day here in store and Christmas Jumper Day was a great opportunity to have some festive fun while raising money for a brilliant charity,’ said store manager, Mike Taylor. ‘At this time of year, it is important to remember that there are children around the world who are facing a real struggle, so we wanted to support the invaluable work that Save the Children does.

Wearing a Christmas Jumper is always fun, but it’s important to remember the serious message behind it all. We’re so grateful to our local community for their generosity and support of Save the Children, and hope that the money we have raised will make a difference for the vulnerable children who need it most.’

The charity that works in more than 120 countries, providing emergency relief, education, healthcare and protection, working to tackle poverty and global hunger, and fighting for children’s rights. Established in the 1920s, the charity aims to give all children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. For more information, visit Save The Children

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