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£1m record breaking hopes

Specsavers has pledged to raise £250,000 for Comic Relief this year, taking its total to over £1m since 2015

Specsavers comic relief advert

Having been an official supporter of Comic Relief since 2015, Specsavers hopes to exceed the £1m mark for funds raised this year.

This Red Nose Day, the multiple welcomes back its ‘funny frames,’ which can be purchased in store or online via the Comic Relief website.

This year the frames have a jester theme and cost £2, with all proceeds going to charity.

Specsavers has raised £848,000 for Comic Relief to date and it has pledged to raise a further £250,000 this year.

Speaking about the initiative, co-founder of Specsavers, Dame Mary Perkins said: “Our glasses this year are fantastic, and we hope everyone gets into the fundraising spirit by picking up a pair and helps us smash our £1m fundraising mark. We are really proud to support Comic Relief and all the good causes they fund.”

Fundraising and partnerships executive director for Comic Relief, Catherine Cottrell, added: “We’re 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.”