A local optician has raised more than £1200 for Comic Relief after hosting an 80s fun day and selling comedy waving hand glasses for Red Nose Day.

Novelty specs for sale

Specsavers in Hillsborough sold the glasses in the weeks before Red Nose Day 2017, with members of the public able to come in to store to buy a pair for £2.

Thanks to the generous customers

Gary Bamford, store director at Specsavers in Hillsborough, says: ‘We’re really grateful to our customers who as always, dug deep for this fantastic cause. We completely sold out of the Red Nose Day glasses, which I couldn’t believe as we had more than 400 pairs!

‘Comic Relief is such a wonderful charity and we’re pleased to be able to play a part in supporting its vital work.’

The money raised on Red Nose Day will go towards helping poor and vulnerable people living tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa.

The final total is amazing

Specsavers pledged to raise at least £250,000 for the charity, and almost doubled this with a final fundraising figure of £475,000.

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