Mayor's charities appeal at Richmond opticians
Optical experts in Richmond celebrated a decade of caring for the community’s eye health with a charity drive in aid good causes in the area.
More about the fundraising efforts
Specsavers in Richmond, located at 3 Quadrant House, raised £150 for The Mayor’s Charity Appeal and received a visit from Her Worshipful The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, councillor Jane Boulton.
The store, which underwent a state-or-the-art refit during its tenth anniversary year, and expanded its team to 15, collected donations and ran in-store incentives during the initiative in aid of the charities, Homelink, which offers day respite care, and Momentum, which supports children with cancer and life-limiting conditions.
A word from the store director
Jayesh Solankey, store director at Specsavers in Richmond, said: ‘Fundraising for good causes in our area was a fitting way to repay the community for the kindness they have shown us over the last decade. We’d like would like to thank everyone who visited and donated during the drive. We extend our thanks also to Mayor Boulton, who visited our new-look store during the fundraising efforts.’
A word from the mayor
Mayor Boulton added: 'I was delighted to be invited along to the new look Specsavers store in Richmond recently. The team are highly professional and extremely polite and friendly to customers. I was impressed at the time and care that was taken to ensure a thorough eye test and any health related issues were picked up. I am also very grateful to the team for their fundraising efforts.'
Visitors to the store during the drive will were offered a demonstration of the store’s innovative iPad dispending capabilities and visit the new state-of the-art testing facility.