The Arbroath opticians has raised more than £2,000 for charities and good causes in the past year.

Fundraising drives for local causes

Specsavers in Arbroath held a number of fundraising events in 2017, with proceeds donated to charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Special Olympics Tayside Team.

Staff raised more than £1,000 for their colleague’s child, who suffers from quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy.

The sum was put towards the cost of a portable hoist for Kaela, the daughter of senior dispensing optician, Mark Thould.

The store held a series of raffles, offering the chance to win a selection of fantastic prizes donated by neighbouring businesses. Staff also sold home-made pick’n’mix sweets and pre-loved books.

A fundraising event was also held for local teen Euan Fellows during his battle with Ewing Sarcoma, cancer of the bone and soft tissue. The event, which raised £190, included a tombola and a ‘pick a song’ initiative which included a selection of songs from the year Euan was born.

Supporting the community

Lisa Marshall, store director at Specsavers in Arbroath, said: ‘I am proud we have raised such a fantastic amount for four great causes.

‘It is very important to us to support our local community and we were proud to fundraise for Kaela and Euan.

‘The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is also a charity that is very close to my heart as my brother has the condition.

‘We’d like to thank customers for helping us to raise more than £2,000.’

The opticians also acted as a collection point for the Angus Spirit of Christmas Appeal with store director Jamie Buchan also donating a selection box for every child the appeal supported.

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