March Specsavers joins forces with FACET for cake-baking charity event

Students from FACET and Specsavers staff in March put on a VIP themed cake sale for charity last mon

Students from FACET and Specsavers staff in March put on a VIP themed cake sale for charity last month. PHOTO: Specsavers - Credit: Archant

Students from a local college for adults with learning disabilities donned their oven gloves and baked a variety of cakes at a March opticians’ bake sale to raise money for their cause.

Students from FACET and Specsavers staff in March put on a VIP themed cake sale for charity last mon

Students from FACET and Specsavers staff in March put on a VIP themed cake sale for charity last month. PHOTO: Specsavers - Credit: Archant

Staff at Specsavers on Broad Street gave the store a special VIP makeover, decorating the interior with bunting and balloons and a Hollywood-style red carpet, while offering an array of sweet treats in exchange for a donation to FACET college in Marwick Road.

Founded in 2002, FACET is a charity with a focus on providing training and day care to adults with disabilities within the Fenland area.

More than 118 students attend the college over the course of the week, five of whom - Paul Larham, Lee Wright, Anya Webb, Cutis Fendley and Ben King - gave a helping hand to sell cakes to staff and customers.

The event, which was held on Valentine’s Day, coincided with the launch of the new Kylie Minogue spectacle range, which meant plenty of classic Kylie tunes were sung and danced to on the day.


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The cake sale marked the first of many events March Specsavers has planned to support FACET this year.

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