Alloa's opticians have raised more than £1,000 for charities and good causes in the past year by holding a number of fundraising events in 2015, with proceeds donated to Comic Relief, Blind Veterans UK and Strathcarron Hospice.

Fundraising activity include a series of events in support of Comic Relief. Staff at the store organised a children’s fun day, bake sale, and a ‘funny face’ day in which staff made their faces funny for money by wearing face paint, make-up and wigs. 

Brave staff member Kieran Gounden even had his legs waxed to boost the total to an impressive £684.

The store also raised £117 for Strathcarron Hospice during its relaunch celebrations following a refurbishment.

Raising awareness and vital funds

Lynne Sangster, retail director at Specsavers Alloa, said: ‘Our fundraising events over the past twelve months were lots of fun for both staff and customers.

‘It has been fantastic to support some great charities and help raise awareness of the work they do.’

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