Fancy dress fundraising

Staff at Specsavers Ashington present a cheque to Eve Anderson and family.
Staff at Specsavers Ashington present a cheque to Eve Anderson and family.

Hundreds of pounds has been raised to support a young girl suffering from locked-in syndrome.

Staff at Specsavers in Ashington dressed up as stereotypical robbers to collect donations while also held a fundraising night which was supported by DJ Jimmy Henderson, Ashington Taxis, and Amanda and Darren Hudson from The Conchie.

In total they were able to present a cheque for £507 to Eve Anderson and her family.

Eve suffered a brain haemorrhage when she was eight-years-old and can now only communicate by blinking her eyes.

Darren Walker, store director at Specsavers in Ashington, said: “Everyone had a great night and we raised a fantastic amount of money.

“We read about Eve in the paper and decided to raise funds for her and her family.

“The staff have been brilliant at coming up with new events we can do in order to raise money for this incredible little girl.”