In memory of their former colleague, Joy Filon, staff in Torquay are pledging their support for Rowcroft Hospice, starting with a dedicated charity week.

Community support

Store director, Simon Simmonds said: ‘We are supporting our community and Rowcroft Hospice in particular. We’re aware Rowcroft is facing financial difficulty and it does such a great job for our community we want to try help the best we can.

‘In memory of our former colleague Joy Filon who they looked after so well three years ago, we are running a six-month campaign to help raise funds.’

Lego fire walks and stormy sea swims

During the week staff from Specsavers are aiming to raise £2,000 for the hospice.

Staff have already dared to challenge the stormy waters in Torquay for a sponsored swim and walked barefoot over Lego bricks, which any parent will tell you is a painful challenge at best!

Staff have donned their finest illuminous accessories for a glow walk from the store to Paignton to raise awareness of the cause and even paid £5 each to take part.

Local businesses also supported the fundraising efforts by donating vouchers and raffle prizes with tickets on sale in store throughout the week.

The week culminates in a family fun day at the store including a face painter and a performance from Joy’s brother-in-law, Tom Filon.

Remembering Joy

Staff at Torquay Specsavers and the surrounding area have kept Joy Filon’s memory alive since she sadly passed away from cancer in 2015. Last year the store raised thousands for Cancer Research.

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