Six bags of children’s toys, games, clothes and shoes have been collected by a Monmouth opticians for Welsh children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan.

Specsavers collected the stock, which included clothes for adults, from staff and customers.

According to Tŷ Hafan, every bag of donated items to its retail stores is worth approximately £30, meaning that the donation could see around £180 of sales generated.

Proudly supporting Tŷ Hafan

Emily-Anne Frost, director at Specsavers in Monmouth, says: ‘We have proudly supported Tŷ Hafan throughout the year and this was a unique way for us to engage with staff and customers. Instead of asking them to dig deep into their pockets for money, we instead asked for items that other high street shoppers would be interested in buying at their local Tŷ Hafan shop.

‘We set ourselves a challenging target of raising £1,000 for Tŷ Hafan and this donation has helped us get even closer to our goal.’

Vital support

The Monmouth store, along with 36 other Specsavers stores in south and mid Wales, has been fundraising for Tŷ Hafan since September 2016. Tŷ Hafan cares for life-limited children and young people, and provides vital support to their families, both within the hospice and through its community outreach programme.

Since 1999, it has supported 689 children across Wales, 263 of which are currently under its care.

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