Staff from Specsavers Tewkesbury held a superhero day to mark the end of a six-month charity partnership with the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA).

The store chose CLAPA as its nominated charity for the first half of the year as 28-year-old store supervisor, Carley Merriman underwent surgery for a cleft lip as a child.

Superheros for the day

To round up their recent fundraising efforts, staff ditched their uniforms for the day and came to work in superhero gear. As well as dressing up, they hosted a cake sale and offered specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for donations.

Helping to further boost the total, Carley’s mum and dad also took part in the Bolton Ironman earlier this month, completing the course in 11 hours and 26 minutes and 13 hours and 12 minutes respectively. This has seen the store reach a final fundraising total of £1,500. 

'huge thank you'

‘We’re absolutely delighted to have raised this much for CLAPA,’ said Carley. ‘Choosing a cause with a close link helped keep the fundraising momentum up and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved and made donations.

‘It’s great to see how supportive the local community are in Tewkesbury and we’re looking forward to announcing our new charity partner for the next six months soon.’

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