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Specsavers fun day marks completion of state-of-the-art store refit

Posted on Friday 12th October 2018 at 6:09 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of staff standing under a balloon arch at the entrance to the store.

Following a state-of-the-art refit to a Bradley Stoke opticians, the team celebrated by hosting a fun day, raising funds for CLIC Sargent.

Customers visiting Specsavers in Bradley Stoke on Saturday 15th September were greeted by special guests, Princess Belle and Spider-Man, as they marked the launch of their new and innovative store refit. People also had the opportunity to get their faces painted and then pose for a picture with the childhood favourite characters during the ‘meet and greet’.

The event offered an opportunity for locals to see the new store layout which provides a more efficient customer experience. The developments have also created more space and the result is a welcoming and modern store which includes the very latest testing equipment.

There was a Specsavers cake for customers to sample, while the official ribbon cutting took place under a balloon arch to mark the launch.

“We’re thrilled with the refurbishments here at Specsavers in Bradley Stoke,” said store director, Ed Stanleigh.

“The customer experience has been revolutionised and that gave us a great reason to celebrate and raise even more funds for our charity partner.”

Specsavers in Cribbs Causeway, Bradley Stoke and Filton have come together and nominated CLIC Sargent as their charity of the year for 2018. In a bid to raise as much money as possible for the children’s cancer charity, staff are taking part in several fundraising challenges and hosting events throughout the year.

More: Charity helps improve the quality of life of families & patients »

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Opticians raise £800 for children’s cancer charity

Posted on Saturday 31st March 2018 at 9:04 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of staff standing behind the cake sale stand outside the Specsavers store.

The Specsavers store at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre joined with partner branches in Cribbs Causeway and Filton to raise nearly £800 for children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, as part of the local store group’s pledge to support the charity for 2018.

Staff wore CLIC Sargent t-shirts and the stores were decorated with charity balloons, banners and bunting while collection pots were available for customers to make donations.

Customers and passers-by were greeted with a cake sale, while staff took part in a charity bake-off, in which Katie Perry bagged first place with her carrot cake muffins and Julie Rafferty came second with her chocolate orange cakes.

To help boost the fundraising total, eight-year-old Karolina, whose mum works at the Bradley Stoke store, sold loom bands and other hand-crafted gifts with her friend Anya and raised nearly £30.

Also joining the festivities was Caroline Marshall, a local representative from CLIC Sargent.

“It’s so important for our teams to get behind a good cause and throw every effort into fundraising, and by nominating a charity, we can maximise our efforts,” says store director, Gaurav Patel.

“While CLIC Sargent is a national charity, they also have a presence in Bristol, so there is a local link too.”

“All three store directors will be taking part in a fundraising activity and we will be encouraging our customers to give what they can to boost the total. I will be joining a team taking part in Tough Mudder, Ed Stanleigh has secured a place in the London Marathon and Vivek Lakhanpaul is doing a sky dive.”

More: Ed Stanleigh would welcome support via his JustGiving page »

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Specsavers staff pedal and bake for Comic Relief

Posted on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 3:16 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Specsavers staff taking part in an exercise-a-thon to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Sporty staff from a Bradley Stoke opticians worked hard to raise money for Comic Relief, by taking part in an exercise-a-thon on Tuesday (21st March).

The team from Specsavers in the Willow Brook Centre supported the charity by taking it in turns to row and ride part of a long-distance challenge, in exchange for donations towards the cause.

The team is also running a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition, giving customers a chance to win a giant bunny and Easter egg, as well as hosting a bake sale on Saturday (25th March) and selling the official Specsavers Comic Relief glasses. Priced at just £2 and in the store now, the glasses come in adult and children’s sizes.

Ed Stanleigh, store director, said:

“We’re very proud of the team for supporting the cause and volunteering to take part in the challenge.”

“It’s really important that we raise some money in the process, so please dig deep and support them on this fundraising initiative – you’ll be bettering the lives of those in need by doing so.”

Specsavers is supporting Comic Relief to help poor and vulnerable people living tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa and has pledged to raise at least £250,000 for the charity.

Specsavers has been a Comic Relief partner since 2015.

For more information, please visit Specsavers at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke BS32 8EF. Call the store on 01454 275020 or visit

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Specsavers to host second pub quiz to raise funds for Morgan Walker

Posted on Thursday 28th May 2015 at 11:26 am by SH (Editor)

Hope for Morgan quiz, organised by Specsavers bradley Stoke.

A Bradley Stoke opticians recently pledged to support Hope for Morgan during 2015 and will continue its fundraising efforts on Friday 19th June with a pub quiz.

Specsavers, based in the Willow Brook Centre, is holding a charity quiz night at Little Stoke Social Club from 7.30pm. Teams of either four or six can enter for £3 per person with all money going to Hope for Morgan, a charity set up to support local boy, Morgan Walker, 11, who has cerebral palsy. Teams are asked to register before the event at the Bradley Stoke store or Little Stoke Social Club.

Ed Stanleigh, store director at Specsavers in Bradley Stoke, says:

“With the help of customers and passersby, we managed to raise a fantastic £253 from our first charity event for Morgan. It was also great that we could welcome Morgan and his family into the store to share their story.”

“The team has put in a lot of effort so far and we hope to continue our fundraising right through 2015, with some really fun events coming up later in the year. So if you fancy yourself as a bit of a quiz master, please come and show your support while doing your bit for a local cause.”

Hope for Morgan was set up by Morgan’s parents, Zoe and Darren Walker, to help raise money to fund his treatment, while raising awareness of his disease. Although there is no cure for Morgan, the money raised will provide him with an operation to improve his quality of life.

For more information or to make a donation, pop in to Specsavers, Unit MU4 The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 8EF, call 01454 275 020 or visit

See also: Hope for Morgan page on Facebook

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