The team at Specsavers Abingdon raised their glasses to the store’s 25th anniversary (Friday 23 – Sunday 25 March) and all in the name of charity.

Staff at the store marked their quarter of a century milestone with a three-day spectacular fundraising event – raising money for Sobell House.

On Friday 23 March staff members pedalled for pounds as they each took turns to cycle on a static bike outside the store, collectively cycling more than 100km during the day.

Then over the course of the weekend there were various treats on offer including goody bags and free sight test vouchers, while the team also served up cupcakes in return for donations to the charity.

‘This was a great way to celebrate our 25th birthday and to give something back to our nominated local charity, Sobell House,’ said Andrew Threlfall, store director. ‘Twenty-five years is a real milestone, especially in today’s high street climate, so we wanted to ensure we said thank you to our loyal customers for their support over the years.’

Sobell House provides specialist palliative care to patients and their families at home, in the Oxford hospitals, and in its purpose-built hospice on the Churchill Hospital site. It is part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and closely linked to the University of Oxford. 

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