The team at Specsavers in Pudsey devoted the month of August to raising money for a care home for the elderly, and the fundraising is set to continue throughout September.

Staff organised a raffle in aid of Simon Marks Court care home in Wortley, and visitors to the store were invited to try their luck at winning a chocolate hamper.

The gift that keeps on giving
By chance, the raffle winner’s mother is a resident at Simon Marks Court, and the hamper has been donated to the care home to be ‘raffled-off’ for a second time.

Charity of the month
Each month, a different member of the Pudsey Specsavers team is asked to nominate a charity to benefit from in-store fundraising efforts. Simon Marks Court was chosen by optical assistant Frances Stone, whose mother is a resident at the home.

Speaking about the project, Frances said: ‘I’m so pleased that we were able to offer our support to Simon Marks Court this month, and the prize turned out to be a gift that keeps on giving!

'It’s fantastic that the hamper is going straight into another raffle and will help raise as much money as possible for such a worthy cause.’

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