Specsavers Coatbridge welcomed Santa on his new and improved modern sleigh this week to help spread some festive cheer.

He turned quite a few heads as he arrived outside the high street opticians on a ‘magic bike’ and proved very popular with local children and adults alike. The store team also took collections for Yorkhill Children’s Trust on the day. When added to the collection from Specsavers Airdrie earlier this month a donation of £438.42 was made to Yorkhill.

The local opticians has been encouraging children to get creative by taking part in their design a Christmas card competition this winter. The store received a lot of festive entries and local schoolgirl Emily Shaw was announced as the winner during Santa’s visit. Emily left with a voucher for a bumper bucket of popcorn and a family ticket for Vue Cinema.

Fantastic designs

Andrew McGonagle, store director at Specsavers Coatbridge, said ‘I’d like to thank all the youngsters who submitted their designs to our competition - they were all fantastic. I hope Emily enjoys her family cinema trip.

‘We thoroughly enjoyed the arrival of Santa’s sleigh to Coatbridge and were delighted to see so many visitors in the store over the weekend.

‘We’d like to thank everyone for their generous contributions and our thanks go to Papa Joe for allowing us to help in his efforts to raise funds for Yorkhill Children’s Trust.

‘Also thanks to our customers for their support all year round. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year.’

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