Early Christmas gift from Kirkcaldy
Specsavers in Kirkcaldy has been busy this year hosting fundraisers and events in aid of a school for the visually impaired.
Due to the fundraising efforts of the store team and the support from the local community, a Christmas donation of £210 was presented to Rev. Iain Paton, for the benefit of Al-Shurooq School for the Blind in Bethlehem.
The school offers support to children with visual impairments and aims to help them integrate into their local community. The school relies on community donations and support from sponsors overseas to help with day to day running and to enable more children to enrol.
Earlier this year the Kirkcaldy store team held a Partylite candle party where a collection was taken in aid of Al-Shurooq School for the Blind.
Fundraising continued when the Hillfoot Harmony Chorus visited the high street store earlier this month to spread some festive cheer. The female choir braved the cold to sing Christmas carols to the busy high street while collecting for the school.
Store director at Specsavers in Kirkcaldy, Kathryn Thompson, said: ‘Visual impairment and eye health is a cause important to us at Specsavers. The Bethlehem School works on lots of great projects and provide an excellent education for children with visual impairments, so we are delighted to be able to support them, especially at this time of year.
‘I’d like to thank The Hillfoot Harmony Chorus for helping us all get into the Christmas spirit and everyone that donated and allowed us to make this presentation. Lastly, I’d like to thank Rev. Iain Paton who received the donation on behalf of the school.’