Following this year’s Comic Relief the Haverhill store have contributed £617 to bring Specsavers overall donation to almost £500,000.

Coffee fuelled fundraising

The Haverhill store raised hundreds of pounds from selling comedy waving hands specs along with a whole host of fundraising activities, organised by optical assistants Megan Finnigan-Evans and Hollie Burry. Their donation is part of the near £500,000 raised by Specsavers, which is nearly double the business’ £250,000 pledge.

Staff went all out partnering with Costa Coffee who sported the wacky Red Nose Day specs, and in return Haverhill Specsavers hosted a coffee bean counting competition, with the chance to win a £20 coffee voucher.

A whole host of activities

The store also hosted a ‘name the bear’ competition with a spec-tacular furry friend up for grabs and one very brave practice manager, Oliver Morgan, went the extra mile by volunteering to partake in a sponsored leg and chest wax along with three other members of the team: Khiran Sparks and Stephen Bootle, optical assistants at the store, and Robby Bhuee, dispensing optician.

The fundraising activities were all topped off with a cake sale where store staff were dressed in their finest red outfits for one last fundraising effort. Store director, Raju Fynn said: ‘We always enjoy getting involved with Comic Relief but this year the team really went the extra mile.

'Partnering with other businesses in town to fundraise was a great way to further raise awareness and work together to make money for such an important cause.’

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