£1 million frame sales fundraising for Comic Relief
February 28, 2019
Specsavers is hoping to smash its target of raising more than £1 million for
Comic Relief since becoming an official supporter in 2015.
It is the third Red Nose Day that Specsavers has supported the charity by launching funny frames in store, with this year’s red glasses jester theme in keeping with the charity’s comic ethos. The glasses are available in stores now ahead of
Red Nose Day on Friday 15 March.
Since 2015 Specsavers has raised £848,000 and has pledged to raise £250,000 this year in its quest to break the £1 million 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 local Specsavers stores and, for the first time, the Comic Relief website.
Specsavers co-founder Dame Mary Perkins says: ‘Our glasses this year are fantastic and we hope everyone gets into the fundraising spirit by picking up a pair from their local Specsavers store and help us smash our £1 million fundraising mark. 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.’
Customers who would like to recycle the glasses after Red Nose Day will be able to return them to their local store and they will be sent onto a specialist recycling company.