Superheroes focused on fun to support teenager’s cause

Staff and volunteers at Specsavers in Abingdon who dresssed as princesses and superheroes for the fundraiser. From left: Hayden Wheable, Megan Harries, Lorraine Robinson, Charlotte Dackombe with her son, Jake, six; Penny Heath, Amy Wyatt and Mega

Staff and volunteers at Specsavers in Abingdon who dresssed as princesses and superheroes for the fundraiser. From left: Hayden Wheable, Megan Harries, Lorraine Robinson, Charlotte Dackombe with her son, Jake, six; Penny Heath, Amy Wyatt and Mega Buy this photo

First published in News

STAFF at the Abingdon branch of Specsavers dressed up as superheroes and princesses to raise money for charity.

They managed to raise about £370 for Leah’s Legacy, a cystic fibrosis charity set up after 17-year-old Leah Graham, pictured, died from the genetic disease last October.

Oxford Mail:

The charity raises awareness of cystic fibrosis, the importance of organ donation and raises money for Leah’s chosen charities – Helen and Douglas House hospice, Oxford Children’s Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Harefield Hospital in London.

Megan Harries, a receptionist at the Bury Street branch of the opticians, said: “It was great fun. Quite a few people who work here are close to Selina, Leah’s mother, so we wanted to do something within the community for her.”

The day also featured face-painting, a cake sale and tombola.

  • Our top stories

Oxfordshire ambulance services accused of "playing god" and "putting lives at risk" in new drug trial

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 27th January 2015

CARDIAC arrest patients could be given a salt solution instead of adrenaline as part of a new medical trial in Oxfordshire.

Snow forecast to hit Oxfordshire on Thursday morning

Oxford Mail: Pictures of snow from across the county

4:10pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Heavy snow is set to hit the county on Thursday morning, according to the Met Office.

Jayden trial: Jury in Jake Blakeley case sent home for the night

Oxford Mail: Jake Blakeley, 18, from Didcot

2:57pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE jury in the Jake Blakeley trial has been sent home for the night.

Boy approached by man in blue van in Bicester

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:15pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A 15-year-old boy was approached by a man in a blue van in Bicester yesterday

Station worker Steve Cross's funeral held next week

Oxford Mail:

12:49pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE funeral of an Oxford Railway Station staff member will be held next week.

Trial told how girl came home ‘bleeding’

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

12:43pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE foster mother of the alleged victim of child prostitution told a jury yesterday how her daughter was sent across the country for sex.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree