Members of staff at Specsavers in Northampton have presented more than £900 to a local children’s charity, KidsAid, that works to help children overcome traumatic events.
The team started fundraising for KidsAid in January 2015 after a pledge to support local causes. Customers and Northampton locals were encouraged to make contributions and various events were held to boost the total, including cake sales and open days.
Local community focus
‘We’ve worked with a variety of charities in the past, including the Royal National Institute of Blind People and the Alzheimer’s Society, but two years ago we decided to turn our attention to issues in the local community,’ explained store director, Marinos Constantinides.
‘KidsAid provides such a valuable service to our young people. These children may be feeling grief, fear, anger or rejection, and it’s so important for them to know they have someone to support them when they are at their most vulnerable. The money raised will go towards the provision of therapists and equipment to help KidsAid continue its vital work.’
KidsAid is a charity dedicated to helping children and young people in the Northampton area. It provides support and therapy to help children overcome traumatic events such as family breakdown, bereavement, domestic violence, abuse or neglect.
For more information, visit: kidsaid.org.uk/.