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Arbroath raises over £2k for local charities in the past year

23 March, 2016
Specsavers in Arbroath raised more than £2,000 for several charities in the past year including Sound Seekers
The store raised £100 during an awareness day for the charity Sound Seekers

The Arbroath store has raised more than £2,000 for charities and good causes in the past year.

Fundraising for vital causes
The opticians held a number of fundraising events, with proceeds donated to charities including Round Table Children’s Wish, Guide Dogs Scotland, RNLI, Scottish Association for Mental Health and Sound Seekers.

Member of staff Zoe Nadin overcame pneumonia to take part in the London Marathon raising funds for Round Table Children’s Wish which grants wishes to children and young people with life threatening illnesses.

Chloe Smith, dispensing consultant at the store raised money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) after completing the charity’s H20nly challenge. The challenge encouraged participants to only drink water for ten consecutive days. 

Supported by her colleagues, Chloe organised an in-store bake sale, offering homemade muffins and tablet as well as face painting to boost her total.

The store also organised a visit from Guide Dogs Scotland with some four-legged friends popping in to help raise funds for the charity during Guide Dogs Week.

Dedicated staff
Jamie Buchan, store director at Specsavers in Arbroath, said: ‘I’m very pleased to have raised such a fantastic figure for so many worthy charities.

‘We have some truly amazing members of staff who have worked tirelessly to organise fundraisers and events.’

Other charities to benefit from the store’s fundraising included Breast Cancer Care, Nyumbani Childrens Home in Kenya, Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK and The Scottish Poppy Appeal.

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