Switching on the lights in Sevenoaks
Specsavers Sevenoaks were at the heart of the festive celebrations in the town this year.
Store director (and town mayor) Maxine Chakowa even switched on the Christmas lights – with a little help from the all-star cast of the local pantomime this year, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
The store, in the High Street, hosted Santa’s Grotto on the day too, and raised over £200 for Breast Cancer Care (the mayors charity for this year).
Honoured and delighted
Maxine Chakowa, store director in Sevenoaks, said: ‘I was honoured and delighted to switch on the Christmas lights in my role as town mayor. It was great to meet the pantomime cast too, ahead of what I am sure will be a really successful run at the Stag Theatre.
‘We were really pleased to be able to host Santa’s Grotto in store at Specsavers, and to raise £200 for Breast Cancer Care at the same time.
‘We have been part of the community in Sevenoaks for many years now, and I am glad that my role as mayor has given me a chance to get even more involved.’
Treat yourself to an eye test
‘We will be open right up until Christmas, so if you fancy taking a break from all that festive shopping to have an eye test for just a fiver – you do not even need a voucher – and maybe grab yourself a new pair of frames as a treat, why not pop in and see us.’