The team at Specsavers in Warminster raised more than £160 for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day (Friday 24 March) with a range of delicious home-made cakes.
The budding bakers honed their Mary Berry skills to whip up a variety of sweet treats, including cupcakes, biscuits and cake pops, which customers could purchase in exchange for a donation to the charity.
Customers were also encouraged to take part in this year’s Comic Relief theme with the Specsavers’ official Red Nose Day specs by taking a waving selfie and sharing it on social media using the hashtag #giveusawave.
Store director Richard Goring said: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to visit us in store and show their support for Comic Relief, as well as our team for baking such wonderful cakes.
'We’ve always received a warm response for charity initiatives from our local community in the past, and are delighted to have seen so many people getting involved on Friday.’
Members of staff also got into the spirit of Comic Relief by ditching their usual uniforms in favour of Red Nose Day t-shirts and bright red outfits, while store manager Alison Edwards created a large red nose cake which customers could win by guessing his name. The cake, a depiction of the ‘Sniffer the Dog’ red nose, was named Seymour and was donated to a local special needs school when his name remained a mystery.
Every penny counts
‘Comic Relief is a fantastic charity and one that we’re always keen to support,’ Richard added. ‘Every penny we have collected will be going towards continuing their work both in the UK and abroad, helping care for vulnerable people and provide aid to those who need it most.’
Specsavers in Warminster joined other stores nationwide to support Comic Relief to help poor and vulnerable people living tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa and pledged to raise at least £250,000 for the charity.
Specsavers has been a Comic Relief partner since 2015.