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Rochdale opticians’ hosts Comic Relief fundraiser

Specsavers Rochdale staff host in-store fundraiser

Specsavers is once again supporting Comic Relief, and the store in Rochdale have hosted an in-store fundraiser, supported by the sale of jester-themed Comic Relief frames.

It is the third Red Nose Day that Specsavers has supported the charity by launching the frames in store, with this year’s red glasses jester theme in keeping with the charity’s comic ethos.

Since 2015, Specsavers stores have raised £848,000 and have pledged to raise £250,000 this year in their quest to break the £1million mark.

This will be done through the sale of the Comic Relief frames which cost just £2, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity. They will be available to buy in stores and, for the first time, the Comic Relief website.

The team at Specsavers on Yorkshire Street hosted an in-store family fun day on Saturday 9 February.

Face painters were on hand at the store, alongside a bake sale, including cherry bakewells and more sweet treats.

Sarah Culshaw, store director at Specsavers Rochdale, says: ‘We’d like to say thank you to everyone that came down to create such a fantastic event for a great cause. Our glasses this year are fantastic and we are really proud to support Comic Relief and all the good causes they fund.’

Catherine Cottrell, fundraising and partnerships executive director at Comic Relief, adds: ‘We’re so pleased Specsavers is continuing to support us for the third year. It’s great to see people having fun wearing their Comic Relief specs to help us raise much needed funds on Red Nose Day and we’re thrilled to now be offering these on our online shop too.’