This autumn we joined forces with a multitude of businesses, schools and organisations across the country for our pinnacle campaign Wear Bright for Sight.
The campaign which is a year-long event,
encourages staff, community organisations and schools to don their brightest clothes to raise money for Henshaws.
Many businesses across Manchester and Yorkshire arranged events to coincide with World Sight Day on 13th October, and defied the weary autumn weather by dressing in their brightest clothes.
Specsavers in Sale lit up their branch with vibrant wigs and fluorescent tutus whilst Manchester insurance company CBG donned pink feather boas and balloons. Julia Hamer from Specsavers said: “The best thing about this event is not only are you raising money for a good cause, it is so easy and simple. We found the more creative you are with your outfits the more staff and customers alike can’t help but donate!”
Money has been flooding in and these donations have already made a huge difference so we can continue their work to provide advice, services and support for visually impaired people. CBG representative Vania Burnell said: “It is great to be involved with something so simple and fun, and for such a good cause as well. It not only raises money but it’s great for team spirit, everyone felt more positive and cheerful. We will definitely be doing it again!”
In Yorkshire alone we have raised over £1019.75 with huge donations from Hunters Estate Agents, Hookstone Chase Primary School and the Christ Church Youth Group.
Faye Wilson, Fundraiser at Henshaws, said: “Wear Bright for Sight is a fun way for everyone to get involved in supporting the work we do at Henshaws, and the campaign is a vital element of our fundraising drive. The great thing about Wear Bright for Sight is that it is really easy to get involved and, of course, you can hold events at any time of year – not just October. You can fundraise in almost any way imaginable too, such as chest waxes, baby photo competitions or a cake bake.”
If you, your colleagues, friends and family would like to wear bright for sight then contact the fundraising office at Henshaws 0161 872 1234 email@example.com or visit our get involved page.