Tiverton Specsavers' staff and customers have once again supported Comic Relief by selling and buying funny frames.

It is the third Red Nose Day that Specsavers has supported the charity by launching the frames in store, with this year’s red glasses jester theme in keeping with the charity’s comic ethos.

Since 2015, Specsavers stores have reached the £1 million mark. This has been done through the sale of the Comic Relief frames which cost just £2, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity.

Tiverton store director, Emma Denham says: ‘Our glasses this year have been fantastic and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who bought a pair and helped us smash our £1 million fundraising mark. We are really proud to support Comic Relief and all the good causes they fund.’

A word from the charity

Catherine Cottrell, fundraising and partnerships executive director at Comic Relief, added: ‘We’re so pleased Specsavers is continuing to support us for the third year. It’s great to see people having fun wearing their Comic Relief specs to help us raise much-needed funds on Red Nose Day.'

Customers who would like to recycle the glasses after Red Nose Day can return them to their local store and they will be sent onto a specialist recycling company. For more information visit www.specsavers.co.uk or www.comicrelief.com

All Tiverton store information