Hallie Rae Iris Welsh (5) helped her dad Grant hand out birthday cake during Specsavers in Alnwick’s first birthday celebrations.

Grant Welsh, director at the Bondgate store, also marked the special occasion by giving away 10 pair of designer specs in a prize draw.

A word from the store director

Grant says: ‘We were immediately made to feel at home here in Alnwick and we’re so grateful to the community for the support we’ve received.

‘As a Northumberland boy, returning home and opening this store has been a real labour of love for me. We’ve tried to show our appreciation in return, committing upwards of £12k towards various local events over the last 12 months.

‘And we happen to share our birthday with a certain boy wizard who went to school along the road here in Alnwick, which will only added to the magical of the occasion.’

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