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Specsavers raises thousands for charity

Specsavers raises thousands for charity

Monday 08 July 2019

Specsavers raises thousands for charity

Monday 08 July 2019

Specsavers has donated more than £22,000 to two local charities following its successful Colour Fun Run and raffle.

The Group Services team at La Villiaze support office organised the event to support five of the team in their effort to raise money as part of Ian Brown's 30/30 Cycle Challenge.

The team managed to sell more than 10,000 tickets with all money going towards Les Bourgs Hospice - the beneficiary of the cycle challenge - and Specsavers' charity partner Guernsey Mind.

"We thank Specsavers and their sponsors for their support and also for an extremely enjoyable and well-organised fun run, as well as the huge amount of time they spent selling their raffle tickets and getting their fantastic prizes," said Trish De Carteret from Les Bourgs Hospice. "On a personal note, I had a great day and it was a pleasure to be involved."

Around 60 prizes were up for grabs in the raffle including a luxury car experience, travel vouchers and a selection of Apple products.

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Pictured: Specsavers Colour Fun Run.

"We are absolutely thrilled," added Emily Litten from Guernsey Mind. "The funds will be put towards the continued development of the Lions Mind Community Centre so that we can provide a safe, welcoming and modern space for anyone accessing mental health services in the community."

On organising the event, the Specsavers team set a fundraising target of £20,000 and was pleased to pass that goal.

"We are so grateful to have been able to support such incredible charities and to work together for two local causes," said organiser Charlotte Robert.

Specsavers Co-Founder Dame Mary Perkins concluded: "A fantastic amount has been raised by the Group Services team for these two very deserving charities. We couldn't have done it without the very generous support of the Guernsey community who have supported the Colour Fun Run and bought tickets for the raffle."

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