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Staff at Day Lewis Pharmacy in Carisbrooke held their annual charity day in aid of The Wight Brainy Bunch earlier this year, which raised an incredible £1,250.

Customers were invited to buy raffle tickets with prizes kindly donated by local businesses, whilst staff also collected donations for homemade cakes and biscuits.

The event raised in excess of £1,250, which Day Lewis Pharmacy has generously agreed to match fund, bringing the total to £2,512.

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The Wight Brainy Bunch was set up by Ryde Firefighter Mark Grimes and his wife, following his diagnosis of a brain tumour in 2015. The charity now provides emotional support and financial assistance to other Isle of Wight families facing this devastating diagnosis.

Mark says:

“We are still a small charity endeavouring to support a large number of families, and usually rely on the events we organise ourselves to raise funds, so donations such as this are really important to us and we are very grateful to all the staff and of course all their customers for supporting us this year”.

Staff at Day Lewis have said:

“We would like to thank all of the local businesses for their generous donations to our raffle. Also, to all of our customers for their continued support in our annual charity event at Carisbrooke Day Lewis”

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Special thanks goesto: Bluebells at Briddlesford, Camp Bestival, Tapnell Farm Park, Blackgang Chine, Glazing the Island Ltd, Island Autocare, Valentino’s Restaurant, ADA Meze Carisbrooke, Poundland, Dinosaur Isle, Grange Farm, Isle of Wight Steam Railway, 1Leisure Medina Leisure Centre, The Italian Touch, Calbourne Watermill, Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa, The Garlic Farm, The Dell Cafe and the Isle of Wight Council, who held a cake sale and kindly donated their proceeds.

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