Sights set on tacklng cancer

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A local opticians dedicated the month of October to raising money for a breast cancer charity by organising fund raising events and a cliff-top moonlit walk.

A local opticians dedicated the month of October to raising money for a breast cancer charity by organising fund raising events and a cliff-top moonlit walk.

Staff from Specsavers in Bridlington set off on a seven mile long walk on Saturday 25 October at 9pm, leaving the Ship 
Inn at Sewerby, along 
the cliff-top path to South Beach and back, raising more than £570 for the charity Breast Cancer Care.

Tracy Elliot, who is a contact lens assistant at the shop, said the charity is of particular significance to her. She said: “I know first-hand what it’s like to receive that devastating news and I want to do all I can to raise money for other people in the same situation.

“The team in store were so supportive throughout my battle with cancer and it’s wonderful that now we have come together to help other people.”

As part of their pink-themed fund raising month for Breast Cancer Care the team also held an in-store fund raising day, and organised a competition to guess the number of sweets in a jar. The lucky winner was seven-year-old Matthew Sutton, who correctly guessed that the jar contained no less than 182 bonbons!