Bells were ringing in Thetford town centre on Saturday 16 June as town crier Mike Wabe drew shoppers to a charity event hosted by Specsavers in Thetford.

The local opticians and audiologists dressed in pink and baked cakes and goodies to sell to the local community, raising £603 for Breast Cancer Care – smashing their target of £400.

£1,800 raised in total

Store director of Specsavers in Thetford, Paul Clark said: ‘This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve hosted events for Breast Cancer Care and in that time we have raised a total of £1,800 for this great cause.’

Alongside selling the tasty treats, the store held a raffle for the two weeks leading up to the bake sale with 28 prizes donated from local businesses including, Shadwell Stud, Costa, Hughes Direct, Clippers, Go Ape and the Light Cinema.

Community coming together

Paul continued: ‘It really is heart-warming to see the whole community come together – from the businesses showing support to customers and passer-by who donate, as well as the staff instore who all get involved. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, with someone being diagnosed every 10 minutes,* which is why it’s so important to support the charity where we can.’ 

Breast Cancer Care is the only UK wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer.

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