SPECSAVERS branches in Chorley and Leyland have donated hundreds to food poverty charities from several innovative fundraising ideas.

The Chorley branch decided to use money that would normally have been used for Christmas social events, which came to £500, to donate to the Living Waters Church which works to support people living in food poverty in the district.

Meanwhile, the Leyland branch decided that they would donate £1 for every possible mention they received from customers throughout November, meaning that by the end of the month they had £206 to donate to a local food bank.

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The teams donated hundreds of pounds to local food poverty charities.

Director of Specsavers Chorley and Leyland Paul Slater said: “Despite all the challenges both stores have faced throughout the pandemic, the team has remained resilient and are always keen to invest their time into the local community to give our residents something to smile about.

“We’re delighted to have donated more than £700 to local food banks this past month, and now we’re even more excited to continue our community involvement as we move into the new year.”

Meanwhile, Specsavers around the country have announced that they will be able to continue offering optical and audiological care despite the new national lockdown and will be able to arrange home visits for customers who are vulnerable.

To find out more, go to: https://www.specsavers.co.uk/.