Shades Day

A huge thank you to everyone who got involved in #ShadesDay!

On Friday 1st April we asked everyone everywhere to wear their shades come rain or shine to help raise funds and awareness for the charity that gives struggling families a break.

You posted pics of you and your colleagues, friends and family wearing sunglasses on social media. Every pic you shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the more you helped to raise awareness of the Family Holiday Association’s work enabling families in hardship to visit the seaside for the first time.

Whatever the weather, you wore your shades at work, at home, on the bus, in the supermarket… Wherever you happened to be! Using both #ShadesDay and #AprilFool hashtags you posted your pics online and every photo posted was automatically entered into a competition to be with a chance of winning a fantastic pair of designer sunglasses from Specsavers.

Will you play it cool or act the fool?

Shades Day montageHowever you got involved on Shades Day, Friday 7th April 2017 is the new date to dig out those sunglasses, grab friends, family and colleagues to get snapping to help us spread a little sunshine.


Keep an eye out for more details about next year by following us on Twitter and Instagram and finding us on Facebook.

Don’t forget that you can still help us to raise funds for Shades Day by setting up a fundraising page via our JustGiving campaign page, or simply by texting ‘SHAD35 £2’ to 70070 to donate £2.


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