Specsavers in Bishop Auckland gave a surprise gift to their 200,000th customer last week to celebrate the milestone.

Roy Cooke recently registered with the opticians, and was delighted to receive a phone call from the store confirming he was number 200,000.

He was invited in to store to mark the occasion where he was gifted with a bottle of champagne and a voucher for a free pair of specs.

A word from our store director

Maria Sattar, store director at Specsavers Bishop Auckland, said: ‘It was lovely to announce the news to Roy. We loved inviting him back into store to celebrate as it was a real surprise to him and was delighted with his gift to mark the occasion.

‘We are extremely grateful to all our customers that have supported us as a business throughout the years in Bishop Auckland and helped us thrive and be a part of the local community.’

Situated on Newgate Street, Specsavers in Bishop Auckland has been open for 23 years and provides locals with access to first class eyecare and hearing services.

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