Members of staff from Specsavers in Tamworth wore bandages to work on Friday 9 March and raised nearly £170 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
In aid of Big Bandage Day, a fundraising event to champion the bravery of hospital patients, the team at Specsavers in The Ankerside Centre wore bandages and totally wrapped their lab manager from head to toe. To boost the fundraising total, they also offered specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for charitable donations.
‘It was a great day and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved,’ said store director, Lisa Large. ‘Our Specsavers team here in Tamworth made a great effort with the bandages and the generosity from the local community was brilliant.
‘We are already thinking about our next events to continue our year of fundraising, which may include marathons and cake sales, so keep your eyes peeled for what’s coming up in store.’
Big Bandage Day
Birmingham Children’s Hospital runs the Big Bandage Day event once a year to mark bravery. By encouraging people to wear bandages to work or school on Friday 9 March, they are showing support for hospital patients by doing something brave.
Birmingham Children's Hospital has offered the very best specialist care for sick children for more than 150 years. It is the charity’s mission to raise the vital funds needed to make a real difference to patients and families.