The teams at Specsavers Gillingham and Specsavers Strood recently had some very special visitors in store – and they made them very welcome.

Both stores were visited by a group of children visiting from near Chernobyl in Belarus, the area devastated by the nuclear disaster in 1986.

Local charity

The visit was organised by the local charity Friends of Chernobyl’s Children – Medway who fund and organise annual recuperative visits lasting one month each summer for disadvantaged children aged between 7 and 12.

The children received gifts from the stores, and also free sight tests – and glasses where these were needed.

A word from the store director

Punit Patel, store director in Gillingham and Strood, said: ‘Our teams in both stores did a great job of looking after the kids, who were all lovely and really seemed to enjoy their time with us.

‘They were really grateful for the gifts they were given and excited to get their new glasses. We would be delighted to welcome them back any time.’

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