Specsavers in Wolverhampton was transformed into a spooky store with Halloween-themed activities to raise money for the Deanesly Centre at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton and giving their fundraising total a boost.

The team in the Wulfrun Centre hosted the fundraising day, which featured a Sceptic Peg character, played by the store’s optical assistant, Helen Matu, face painting and Halloween games for children, in return for a donation of 50p.

Members of the team each donated £1 to swap uniforms for spooky costumes on the day. They also ran a book sale in store until Halloween, encouraging customers to take a book in return for a small donation towards their fundraising.

A word from the store director

‘We had a fantastic day of Halloween fundraising – and can’t believe that we have added another £246.67 to our total!’ said store director Hardip Bahia.

‘We are so grateful to everyone who visited the store and braved having their fortunes told or enjoyed a home-made cake or two.

‘Everything we made on the day has been added to our fundraising total for the year, currently standing at £955.40, which is an amazing achievement. This will go directly to the Deanesly Centre to support the incredible work they do in caring for and treating those with cancer.’

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