Specsavers opticians in Crossgates have celebrated 22 years of serving the community by holding a Disney-themed fun week to raise vital funds for Cash for Kids.
The Specsavers store, which has been located in the Crossgates Shopping Centre for 22 years, held a number of events over the past week raising a total of £478.
The funds were specifically in aid of 13 year old Leeds teenager, Nathan who has cerebral palsy. His condition means he is refined to a wheelchair, and as he is getting older and becoming a teenager – he has had a growth spurt.
As a result of growing, Nathan’s internal organs and joints are bearing more strain and his parents are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain his daily exercise routine; which involves lifting him into a standing position to give his body a break from sitting down. Nathan will benefit immensely from a specialist sit-to-stand wheelchair, which isn’t available through the national health. The Specsavers’ team’s fundraising will specifically go towards funding this wheelchair.
Bhrat Phakey, store director at Specsavers in Crossgates, said: ‘The team were delighted to celebrate the store’s 22nd birthday with the local community. We are so thankful to our loyal customers who support not only our store, but our efforts to fundraise for local charities. Our total of £478 for Cash for Kids was fantastic and will really help Nathan and his family.
‘We’ve seen many changes during our time in Crossgates and the team continually work hard to provide excellent service for our customers. We pledge to continue to deliver this exceptional service and look forward to many more milestones.’
Customers were treated to a cake stall, a game of lucky dip with Disney prizes and a magically decorated store. Staff also dressed as Disney characters and children to the store were challenged with trying to name all the characters in the store.
Customers to the Specsavers in Crossgates have witnessed a vast amount of change over the years. The store started out with just five employees and now boasts a 51 strong team. Staff at the store pride themselves on their exceptional customer service and providing the local community with outstanding eyecare and hearcare advice.