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Local opticians family fun day raises £100 for Children in Need

Date published: 20 November 2018


The team at a local optician in Rochdale hosted an in-store family fun day, raising over £100 for a national children’s charity.

The team at Specsavers on Yorkshire Street dressed up as Pudsey Bear on Saturday 17 November, in efforts to raise money as part of the nationwide fundraising appeal.

Face painters were on hand at the store, alongside balloons and a children’s colouring competition, with the top prize being a Pudsey teddy bear.

The fundraising initiative was launched to raise vital funds for Children in Need, which provides ongoing support to disadvantaged children in the UK.

The money raised by Specsavers will contribute towards projects that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages, such as facing poverty, disabilities and illnesses, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.

Sarah Culshaw, store director at Specsavers Rochdale, says: ‘We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our customers for coming out to support our fundraiser. The day was filled with fun and proved to be a huge success.

“Children in Need is a fantastic charity and hosting a family fun day was just one of the ways that we could raise money for such a good cause.”

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