The team at Specsavers in Belper marked ten successful years in the town with the help of some intergalactic visitors for a special fun day. 

Store staff were joined by a group of stormtroopers from a galaxy far, far away as they got into the party spirit. Also visiting was the opticians’ very first customer, Leon Brown, who was just four years old when he had the first appointment at the brand new store in 2006. Leon, now 14, has since had an eye examination at Specsavers every two years and to say thank you, staff presented him with a special gift – an Xbox One.

Customers also helped the team to raise £252 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice by taking part in a number of activities in return for a donation. There was a raffle with some spec-tacular prizes up for grabs including afternoon tea on a train, a spa day and a drive in a supercar, a game of ‘pass the parcel’ was held for little ones, and a candyfloss and popcorn cart handed out treats to passers-by.

‘Ten years is a significant milestone so we thought it was only right to recognise it,’ said store director Andy McBride. ‘A number of the team, including me, have been here since the beginning so have seen the store change and develop over the years. A lot of our customers have also been with us since the start which is a testament to the emphasis we place on customer service.

‘We really hope everyone who came along enjoyed the day as much as we did, and we’d like to thank all of our customers for their continued support and helping us to raise money for Rainbows.’ 

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