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Opticians marks new store with family fundraiser

24 July, 2017
The Nairn store was officially opened by Dame Mary Perkins
Specsavers co-founder Dame Mary Perkins opens the Nairn store with customer James Munro and the store's director Marc Carmichael

The newest addition to Nairn High Street welcomed special guests to kick start the celebrations for its launch event weekend.

Specsavers Nairn was visited by the leading optical retailer’s co-founder Dame Mary Perkins who cut the green ribbon, declaring the store officially open, and first customer Alexander James Munro was invited to cut the launch cake.

Celebrations continued with a fun-filled family fundraiser which took place on Saturday 22 July from 12pm-5pm.

The opticians hosted entertainment from a magician, face painter and owl display outside the store throughout the day. There was also a bake sale of homemade treats and a ‘guess the owl’s birthday’ raffle all in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

A word from the store director

Marc Carmichael, store director at Specsavers Nairn, said: ‘It was fantastic to welcome Dame Mary and Alexander to our store in preparation for our launch party weekend.

‘It was great to welcome lots of families and local residents to the store on Saturday who took part in some of the great activities we had planned for the day. The owl display certainly turned a few heads.

‘It’s great to team our launch activity with a fundraiser for the RNIB. Together with the RNIB, Specsavers aims to transform the nation’s eye health through education, awareness and action, and we hope the local community will help support our mission.’

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