The team at Specsavers in Melksham has raised more than £1,000 for Dorothy House Hospice by taking part in a charity walk and holding a bake sale in store.

Best foot forward

Julie Burrage, store manager takes part in Bath Midnight Walk for Dorothy House Hospice

Julie Burrage, store manager completed the 8k Bath Midnight Walk on Saturday 13 September in her pj’s. Meanwhile, the rest of the team continued the nocturnal theme on Wednesday (17) by wearing their pyjamas to work and raising additional funds for the charity by selling home-made cakes in return for donations. 

Julie Burrage, store manager at Melksham Specsavers, says: ‘We are over the moon with the amount we have raised for Dorothy House Hospice. We initially set a target of £200 and have exceeded that, so we are really proud to have made such an impact on our customers. It’s been a pleasure raising money for such a worthwhile local charity and we hope that lots of our loyal customers will continue to pop by the store to support our fundraising efforts.’ 

The charity walk supports one of Dorothy House’s core services, Hospice at Home.  Around 800 people are looked after every day by Dorothy House and are cared for mainly in their own homes, supported by specialist nurses and other health professionals, outreach and out-patient services.  More information about the annual event and the charity can be found at

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