A Richmond opticians rounded off its 10th anniversary celebrations with a special treat for under 10s.

Specsavers in Richmond, located at 3 Quadrant House, hosted a family-friendly celebration, complete with a human statue street performer, to mark a decade in the community.

During the event the eyecare specialists distributed 200 high visibility vests to children to promote Road Safety Week, while they were joined by a face painter and a handed out goodie bags and balloons.

Older visitors were not overlooked, with parents and guardians enjoying refreshments and cupcakes provided by the team.

A word from the store director

Jayesh Solankey, store director at Specsavers in Richmond, said: ‘We came up with the idea of hosting a 10th birthday party in store decided to celebrate with all the members of our community who were born within the last decade. ‘While great fun was had by all, we also took the opportunity to send out a serious message on the links between vision and road safety at the start of Road Safety Week. Each child was given their own high visibility vest and charged with the task of helping to set an example to other pedestrians by staying visible to road users during the winter months.’

The store also raised £150 for The Mayor’s Charity Appeal through a fundraising drive in honour of its anniversary year.

More about Road Safety Week

Specsavers co-sponsors Road Safety Week, from the charity Brake. The awareness week runs from 17-23 November and promotes regular eye tests for drivers and road safety generally.

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