An opticians has pledged to raise vital funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care during the next 12 months.

The team at Specsavers in Guiseley has chosen to back the cause to show its support for the charity’s continued hard work to provide essential care to cancer patients, while also offering support to their families.

The store supported Marie Curie Cancer Care in 2013 and raised more than £600. Staff at the store plan to hold raffles, tombolas and fundraising days to raise even more valuable funds for the charity during 2014.

Store director Amanda Gale said: “As a longstanding business serving our local community for a number of years, we feel it is important to make a commitment to raise money for a local charity.

“We’re really pleased to announce that we will once again be pledging our support to Marie Curie.”