Specsavers are hoping to smash its target of raising more than £1 million for Comic Relief since becoming an official supporter in 2015.
It is the third Red Nose Day that Specsavers has supported the charity by launching funny frames in store, with this year’s red glasses jester theme in keeping with the charity’s comic ethos.
Since 2015 Specsavers has raised £848,000 and has pledged to raise £250,000 this year in its 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. They will be available to buy in local Specsavers stores and, for the first time, the Comic Relief website.
Specsavers co-founder Dame Mary Perkins says: ‘Our glasses this year are fantastic and we hope everyone gets into the fundraising spirit by picking up a pair from their local Specsavers store and help us smash our £1 million fundraising mark. We are really proud to support Comic Relief and all the good causes they fund.’
Catherine Cottrell, fundraising and partnerships executive director at Comic Relief, adds: ‘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.’
The glasses are available in stores now ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday 15 March. Customers who would like to recycle the glasses after Red Nose Day will be able to return them to their local store and they will be sent onto a specialist recycling company. For more information visit www.specsavers.co.uk or www.comicrelief.com
About Red Nose Day 2019
•Red Nose Day is back on Friday 15h March 2019 and this year Comic Relief is asking the nation to Come Together and make a difference to people’s lives both here in the UK and overseas.
•It’s easy to get involved and have a great time. From workplace bake sales and fancy-dress fundraising in schools, to danceathons, quizzes and sponsored challenges, put on a Red Nose and do whatever you enjoy to raise life-changing cash.
•The campaign culminates in a massive night of comedy and entertainment, live on the BBC, and all the money raised is used to improve countless lives.
•Visit comicrelief.com/rednoseday or follow @ComicRelief on social media to stay updated on the latest Red Nose Day content, news and information.
About Comic Relief
Comic Relief is a UK charity with a simple purpose - to create a just world, free from poverty. Comic Relief does this by funding and investing in amazing organisations across the UK and around the world to tackle some of the key issues of our time. Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1.25 billion. That money has helped, and is helping, to improve countless lives.