The team at Talbot Green has raised more than £80 for the Welsh children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan, by hosting a family fun-filled day, which included having a cartoon guest star at the store.

Celebrity guest

The Specsavers team dressed up in cartoon-themed t-shirts and had a special visit from Skye, of the popular TV show, PAW Patrol, which encouraged donations from customers. To coincide with the fancy dress, staff also held a cake sale and had a face painter in-store.

Store director, Hannah Davies, says: ‘We’re always delighted when members of the community support our fundraisers. We wanted to hold an event that people of all ages could enjoy, so it was great to see adults and children make the most of our special guest star. Skye was a hit and I’m sure she enjoyed the cakes on offer too.

‘I’d like to thank everyone who donated that day, every penny counts for such a great cause.’

Vital support

The Talbot Green 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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