Specsavers Tewkesbury is launching its latest fundraising appeal for the Migraine Trust.
The store has chosen the Migraine Trust as its nominated charity from August to January and will be holding a whole host of fundraising activities during the six-month period. The store picked this particular charity because some staff suffer from migraines as well as many customers, which can be directly related to eye health.
‘We knew we wanted to make 2018 a year of focused fundraising and this new partnership follows on from our support for CLAPA which we supported for the first half of the year,’ said store director, Glenn Dunkley. ‘Both charities have a link with us as a store and we thought that would help in our fundraising efforts. We’re all really looking forward to getting stuck into things and raising as much money as we can for the Migraine Trust.’
The store will be holding a raffle from August through to September, tickets for which can be purchased in store for £1. The store will also have a collection box for customers to make any donations, with a Teddy Tombola to follow in October.
The Migraine Trust charity funds research provides evidence-based information and supports those affected by migraines in the UK. Their research states that there are 190,000 migraine attacks every day and that migraines are the most common and disabling neurological disorder in the UK. Migraines affect 1 in 7 people and are more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.