If you would like to join in the fun of Comic Relief this year then you will find red jester glasses at Specsavers in Uckfield.
This is the third year that the company has supported the charity and in those years its stores have raised £848,000. This time it has pledged to raise £250,000 in a 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.
The glasses are available to buy in stores and, for the first time, on the Comic Relief website.
In recent years Comic Relief has supported a number of projects in Sussex. These include Brighton Table Tennis Club for schemes helping vulnerable women and children at risk of being excluded from school.
The charity has also backed local charities supporting homeless and transgender young people, and projects supporting victims of domestic abuse.
Badrinath Mohandas, regional chair, and Specsavers store director in Uckfield, and Hailsham, said: “Our glasses this year are fantastic and we hope everyone gets into the fund-raising spirit by picking up a pair in store to help us smash our £1 million fund-raising mark.
“We are really proud to support Comic Relief, and all the good causes they fund.”
Catherine Cottrell, fund-raising and partnerships executive director at Comic Relief, said: “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.”
Frames are available Specsavers, Uckfield, now ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday, March 15.
Customers who would like to recycle the glasses after Red Nose Day will be able to return them to the store and they will be sent onto a specialist recycling company.
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