Customers were seeing pink when they visited the Grantham store last week, as staff held a wear it pink day to raise funds for charity Breast Cancer Now.

Fundraising efforts
Dispensing manager, Anda Veita, also made the brave decision to shave her head to boost donations for the charity. Anda was able to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Ellis Brown from local Genes Barbers donated his time to cut Anda’s hair. So far, the store has raised more than £400.

‘I’m so touched by the support we’ve had from our customers,' said Anda, ‘I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to witness the shave and reached into their pockets for this cause that’s really close to my heart.’

Anda and colleague Chris Hollingworth also ran the Spires and Steeples Challenge marathon from Lincoln to Sleaford on 14 October in support of the charity.

A word from the store director
Specsavers Grantham store director, Bijal Ladva, added ‘I’m proud of the whole team for our fundraising efforts and Anda is an inspiration. ‘She’s also just taken part in a 120-kilometre endurance run, raising money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)’

Charity focus
One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime and Breast Cancer Now is funding research to help more people survive their diagnosis.

The Little Princess Trust is a charity which supplies wigs to children who have lost their hair following cancer treatment.

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