Specsavers announces its support for hospice
A Berwick opticians has pledged its support to HospiceCare North Northumberland for the coming 12 months.
Specsavers in Marygate has named the special cause as its charity partner for the year and has installed a collection point in store to kick-start fundraising efforts.
Craig Bell, store director at Specsavers in Berwick, said: “HospiceCare is close to the hearts of people across Northumberland, including ours here at Specsavers. The support it provides people with life-limiting illnesses is invaluable, but it does have to raise more than £660,000 every year to keep up its important work.
“It’s such a worthy cause and as well as installing a collection tin in store, we’ll be hosting a number of fundraising activities over the course of the year – so watch this space.”
The hospice is the main provider of free palliative care in the county.
It provides end of life care for around 100 people every year and offers bereavement support services to their families.
Find out more about HospiceCare North Northumberland at www.hospicecare-nn.org.uk/.