Specsavers opticians and audiologists in Elgin have raised more than £1,000 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People at their recent family fun day, thanks to the generous support from locals.

Specsavers Elgin have to date donated more than £6,000 to the Hearing Dogs charity, which trains dogs to alert and assist people who have hearing difficulties.

Big thank you

Dorothy Goodson, hearing director, said: ‘I would like to thank everyone who came to our summer event and offered support and donations to this incredible charity. Thank you also to the store team that helped everything to run smoothly on the day.

‘We are extremely proud of the total raised for Hearing Dogs and hope that the community will continue to support us in our aim to raise £10,000 and fund a hearing dog for a local resident.’

The High Street opticians was a hive of activity during their summer event as the store team hosted a tombola, bake sale, cuddly puppy raffle and an array of games including hook-a-duck. There were fantastic prizes up for grabs throughout the day including vouchers for Specsavers designer ranges.

Elgin welcomed a special guest

Mary Whittaker, representative from Hearing Dogs, said: ‘We would like to thank the team at Specsavers Elgin for their continued support for the Hearing Dogs charity. They have raised a fantastic total over the past few years thanks to their hard work and the generosity of the local community.

‘I was delighted to attend their summer event with one of our hearing dogs, Scott, to raise awareness and vital monetary support for the charity.’

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