Specsavers opticians in Letchworth turned pink for Breast Cancer Care as they raised vital funds for the charity.
Staff at the store, located at 23 Commerce Way, supported Breast Cancer Awareness by spending two days a week in their favourite pink clothing.
Champion the cause
The store was decorated with pink balloons and banners to champion the cause and raise awareness. They also raised an amazing £284.80 through in store fundraising activities such as a ‘guess the weight of the sweet jar’ competition as well as a lucky dip competitions for kids and they ran a raffle competition offering the winner a voucher for a free sight test and designer glasses.
Store Director, Amer Choudry, said: ‘We are all really proud of what we have achieved and the money we have been able to raise for the charity. The community was great in getting behind us and it was really touching to see so many people donating generously.
‘Every ten minutes, someone hears the devastating news that they have breast cancer and it is for this reason that Breast Cancer Care’s work is so important. They provide care and support for thousands all over the country suffering from the disease and this is made possible through community fundraising and support.’
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of these about 350 are men. It can be diagnosed at different stages of development and can grow at different rates. Breast cancer is also a complex disease and it is difficult to predict what course it will take in each person.