The team at Specsavers Bingham raised their glasses to their first anniversary on 17 March by hosting a special birthday celebration.

The team at the store marked their milestone by kickstarting their fundraising for Ash Lea School, a community special school based at Cotgrave. The school was selected following the store’s call to action asking the local community to help them decide which cause they should support for 2018.

In line with the birthday celebrations, staff offered cakes and goody bags to visitors in return for donations, while the store also donated £1 from every eye test carried out on the day to Ash Lea. The day also saw the start of the store’s 1p amnesty – asking the local community to donate any pennies to the cause over the course of the next 12 months.

Thank you

‘Marking our first year in business seemed like the perfect opportunity to not only say thank you to those who have supported us, but to also give something back to the local community by beginning the fundraising for our nominated cause,’ said optical director, Amit Rana.

The store will support Ash Lea for the next 12 months through a range of fundraising activities.

During its first year of trading the team at Specsavers in Bingham have helped more than 5,500 customers with their eye care and hearing needs, carrying out more than 4,330 eye examinations and dispensing some 3,500 pairs of specs.

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