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Warrington dressed as their historical heroes for Age UK fundraising day

13 October, 2014
Specsavers optician in Warrington as their heroes
Specsavers Warrington team dressed as their historical heroes

Staff at Specsavers in Warrington recently celebrated the store's £50,000 refurbishment by dressing up as inspirational heroes from the past.

Fundraising for Age UK

Aiming to raise awareness and funds for Age UK, the team hosted a day of fun, which included cake sales and fancy dress.

Geoff Smith, store director at Specsavers in Warrington, said: 'Age UK does a lot of great work supporting the elderly and we wanted to contribute by helping our older customers. 18 per cent of adults aged 60-69 have a mobility difficulty, as do 38 per cent of adults aged 70+, so it important that we all work to make the town as accessible as possible.'

Improving accessibility for customers

This year, Specsavers has invested more than £50,000 to improve its accessibility and provide superior levels of care for customers with mobility difficulties by increasing the number of downstairs test rooms. As a result, the opticians and hearing centre has almost quadrupled the number of sight tests it carries out in its downstairs test rooms each day.

Geoff added: 'The refurbishment represented a significant milestone for us, so we were keen to invite all of our valued customers and local residents to help us celebrate our store improvements while honouring our older generations.'

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

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