A Wickford opticians put the fun into fundraising to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

Two days of activities

Store staff from Specsavers, located at 44 High Street, held two days of activities on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April. All funds raised from the event, which included a bake sale and raffles, were donated to the hospice.

Local cause

Bee Kefford, assistant store manager said: ‘We try to support local causes whenever possible and St Luke’s is such a big part of our community. The work they do to ease the suffering of the terminally ill in Basildon and Thurrock is fantastic and we’re delighted to raise some vital funds for them.’

Lots of prizes up for grabs

The store held two raffles over the course of the fundraiser; one for adults and one for children. Prizes in the adult’s raffle included a free pair of designer glasses, a voucher to JoJo’s Café, a facial from Lotus Rooms and much more. The children’s raffle included an Easter Bunny cuddly toy, Easter money box and a range of Easter eggs.

High standards of care

St Luke’s Hospice aims to provide the highest standards of care for people who have specialist palliative and end of life care needs and who live in Basildon and Thurrock districts, including Billericay and Wickford.

This specialist holistic care is offered for people living with or affected by cancer and any other advanced life-threatening illness.

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