Stores across the North East have raised more than £18k for special causes over the last year.
From Berwick to Barnsley, charitable optical and audiology experts raised an impressive £18,634 through a series of fundraising events, including bake sales and sponsored runs.
A host of good causes received backing, including national charities Guide Dogs UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as many smaller organisations in communities across the region.
Angela Cullum, Regional Relationship Manager at Specsavers, said: ‘With the support of their generous customers, stores across the North East gave their backing to a number of good causes in 2018.
‘Together they raised a fine sum and their donations will help make a difference in their own communities.
‘And I’m sure they’ll continue their fundraising efforts in the year ahead.’