Visitors to Specsavers in Market Harborough were transported to the Mad Hatter’s tea party in a bid to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The team held the event in collaboration with other local businesses, which raised more than £1,000 for the charity.

Fun for everyone

Staff donned their weirdest and wackiest costumes and put their baking skills to the test, offering their homemade treats alongside creations from local baker, Sarah Ruth, owner of local business 'The Cake Company'. Visitors also got involved with the store’s raffle, and the Mad Hatter picked out winning ticket number 212, belonging to Becky Rutherham.  

Focus on charity

‘It was definitely an exciting and colourful event,’ said Specsavers Market Harborough store director, Barry Henning. ‘We raised a total of £525, which was then matched by Sarah’s father-in-law, bringing the total up to a whopping £1,050. We’re hugely grateful to Sarah, her family, and of course the local community who came down and enjoyed a slice or two of cake – all for a good cause. 

‘The funds were raised for Macmillan, who do such fantastic work in the area caring for those whose lives have been affected by cancer. Thank you to everyone who donated.’

It is estimated that one in two people will face cancer in their lifetime. Macmillan provide support to those diagnosed, helping them to take back control of their lives through a range of services including medical support, financial advice and a listening ear.

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