Strathcarron Hospice has received a donation for more than £620 thanks to staff at the Falkirk opticians.

Milestone anniversary celebrations

Specsavers in Falkirk celebrated its 25th anniversary with a week of events including the chance to win one of ten pairs of designer specs. Staff also held a week-long raffle with the chance to win fantastic prizes including a pair of state-of-the-art Phonak hearing aids worth £2,995, a signed Falkirk FC shirt and Specsavers gift vouchers.

The money raised was presented to Claire Macdonald, business development fundraiser at Strathcarron Hospice, by store director Zander McNaughton.

Generous donation

Claire said: ‘On behalf of everyone at Strathcarron Hospice, I’d like to pass on my thanks and gratitude to the fantastic team at Specsavers in Falkirk and their generous customers

. ‘We rely heavily on the support of our local communities and simply couldn’t do all that we do for patients and their families without their help.’

Zander added: ‘We had a spectacular week celebrating our 25th anniversary with staff and customers. The icing on the cake was being able to donate a great sum to a vital cause on our doorstep.’

Strathcarron Hospice offers specialist palliative care services across Forth Valley and Lanarkshire. The organisation provides home visits as well as a day hospice and short stays for those with serious incurable or terminal illnesses ranging from cancer, heart conditions and neurological diseases.

The hospice is only part-funded by the NHS and needs to raise almost £75,000 every week to continue giving the free care relied upon by so many in the community.

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