The team at Specsavers Wantage ditched their uniforms for their glad rags as they attended a charity ball and auction to culminate their year of fundraising for a local Alzheimer’s day care centre.

Over the course of the year staff have been raising funds for the October Club, including a bake sale and donation of a smart TV for auction – tallying up an impressive £606.67. The money will go towards ongoing refurbishments needed at the centre.

A word from the store manager

‘The support that the October Club offers is particularly close to a number of our team’s hearts, as we have several relatives suffering with Alzheimer’s and Dementia,’ commented Michael Buckley, store manager. 

‘When we saw first-hand the work they do and the benefit they bring to the community we were keen to get involved in supporting them. The ball was a lovely evening and the perfect way to celebrate all that the October Club does, while raising valuable funds to help with its work.’

The October Club cares for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The Club provides a safe and comfortable day centre where clients are cared for with understanding and dignity as well as giving brief respite and support for carers and relatives. 

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