Hollywood stars visited Specsavers in Market Harborough last week to help more than £800 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. 

However, it wasn’t only Hollywood’s finest who turned up – with a great turnout from locals, it’s clear that everyone is keen to help out this great cause.

Colourful characters

On Saturday 27 May, staff masqueraded as stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Sherlock Holmes and Willy Wonka, all looking their best as they paraded around the store. But the fun didn’t stop there. Rat–Pack singer Andrew Bourn, who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, kept everyone entertained, and a group of flapper dancers got everyone in the mood for a boogie!

Among the fun and games, the aim of the event was to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, a leading dementia and Alzheimer’s disease research charity. People donated money for a chance to win the fantastic prize of a pair of tickets for Sunset Boulevard, at The Curve Theatre in Leicester.

More than £800 raised

Store director Barry Henning said: ‘The Hollywood theme is something all ages enjoyed and got involved with. Everyone had an amazing day full of laughter, and managed to share it with their favourite Hollywood celebrities.

‘Although the day was focussed on fun, the underlying theme was that it was all for a good cause, and we raised more than £800 for the charity. I’m thankful to all the staff who did a brilliant job and made this a success, and to all who turned up and donated to this cause as well.’

To find out more about Alzheimer’s Research UK, please visit www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

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