Following the success of the store’s recent visit to York based homeless charity ArcLight, two store colleagues from Acomb Specsavers were recently awarded an Excellence Customer First Award in recognition for their hard work and commitment to the local community.

Alexandra Brightwell and Georgia Eason were nominated by their colleagues for their hard work in organising a free eye test clinic for those who are homeless and looking for support to get themselves back on their feet and embedded back into society.

During the clinic, which took around six months to organise, a team of six from Acomb Specsavers visited ArcLight twice – once to conduct a series of eye tests and then to follow up with those who needed glasses.

A word from the store director

Stephen McEnanaey, store director at Acomb Specsavers, said: ‘The team and I at the store are really proud of Alex and Georgia. They put in so much of their own time and effort to run the clinic, it was a huge success. ArcLight were delighted with the support provided by the team, as was those who benefitted from having their eye tested.

‘We’re glad that that they were able to get the support they needed; Alex and Georgia have made a difference so I’m glad that they were recognised in the Excellence category.’

Both Alex and Georgia will receive a certificate from Specsavers co-founder Dame Mary Perkins, a £50 Amazon voucher and a gold and diamond pin to wear proudly.

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