A TOWN centre optician – which also runs a recycling scheme for unwanted glasses which then get distributed to Barnsley Hospice – raised more than £100 at their opening weekend of their new premises.
Berry’s Opticians, on Market Street, ran a raffle and raised £116 for the hospice.
David Jackson, dispensing optician, presented the hospice with a cheque outside their shop last Thursday.
“Barnsley Hospice is a wonderful local charity that touches and supports many of our valued customers,” David said.
“Starting a spectacle recycling scheme in Barnsley led us naturally to our friends at Barnsley Hospice, who often have generous amounts of unwanted spectacles donated.
“Refurbishing and repurposing spectacles and holding raffles like this one can help us at Berry’s support the amazing work that the hospice do.”
Simon Atkinson, corporate relationships manager, added: “It means the world to the hospice that Barnsley businesses such as Berry’s get behind our cause and plan fundraisers such as this raffle and their spectacle recycling scheme.
“I want to say a huge thank you to the team at Berry’s and everyone who bought a ticket to raise this fantastic amount.”