Specsavers in Shipley turned orange for a day to raise money for charity.

The team at Specsavers in Shipley wore orange on February 2 for Muscular Dystrophy UK, the charity for the 70,000 people in the UK living with muscle wasting conditions.

As well as wearing orange, the store sold handmade crafts and hosted a tombola, a bake sale and a lucky dip for families to enjoy. In particular, Shipley Specsavers raised money for the charity to fund research into Ullrich muscular dystrophy – a condition that affects team member Heather Lewin’s son, Daniel.

A word from the store director

Bhrat Phakey, store director at Specsavers in Shipley, said: ‘Heather and the team did an amazing job organising such a large fundraiser in store.

'We’ve seen how muscular dystrophy can affect those diagnosed, as well as their families, so we were eager to invite the public into store to help raise as much money as possible.’

The money collected went towards funding research into the condition, as well as helping to provide vital information, advice and resources for those with muscular dystrophy, and their families and the professionals that work with them.

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