Superhero Family Fun Day Raises €450 For Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
Specsavers stores across Ireland have committed to raising €100,000 to go towards the refurbishment of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin’s ophthalmology unit. They have just passed the halfway mark, following successful in-store static cycles earlier this year and other fundraising activity.
To celebrate the milestone occasion, the team at Specsavers Athlone recently hosted a Superhero Family Fun Day event, raising a further €450 for Specsavers’ charity of the year.
Store staff made a fantastic effort to dress up for the day and face painters were on hand to ensure visitors and passers-by really got in on the action.The Golden Island Shopping Centre store was fully decorated for Halloween, with raffles and collections taking place throughout the weekend.
Keith McCallion, director at Specsavers Athlone, said of the fundraising activity: ‘We’re delighted that all of our staff dressed up and were so enthusiastic and involved with the day’s events. It was also great to have local people stop by and really engage with all the action. We always find the people of Athlone to be very generous when it comes to donating to Crumlin and the €450 raised is further testament to this. I’ve no doubt that Specsavers will hit our €100,000 target within the year.'
Ophthalmology at Our Lady's
The Department of Ophthalmology at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, for which Specsavers is fundraising for improvement, typically diagnoses and treats over 10,000 patients annually, being one of the busiest departments in the hospital.