Wimbledon Cake Bake Raises Charity Funds

Store aims to raise £2,000 for Guide Dogs

Kind-hearted Wimbledon shoppers have raised £200 for Guide Dogs through a fundraising event staged at a local opticians. 

Staff at Specsavers Wimbledon, located on The Broadway, served up a treat for local residents by holding a cake sale on October 12.

The bake sale marked the start of a three-month fundraising campaign for Guide Dogs with the target of raising £2,000.

Richard Sandiford, store director of Specsavers Wimbledon, said: "We're delighted to have raised such a large amount of money for Guide Dogs as the work they do is invaluable to so many people.

"We will soon be launching a competition for local children to win the chance to name a Guide Dog puppy so keep your eyes peeled for more information on this."

Guide Dogs is the UK;s largest charity to provide assistance dogs for blind and partially sighted people. The charity has given more than 29,000 people the chance to live a more independent life since it was established in 1931.

Specsavers stores are raising money as part of a nationwide initiative to raise £250,000 to support 25 puppies from training to qualification.

October 18, 2013