Boy band star Antony Costa made a special appearance at his local Specsavers store in Braintree. On Tuesday 5 May, Antony Costa from boy band Blue visited the store, located at 70 High Street, to have his eyes tested and choose some new specs from the store’s designer range.

Store director, Mike Bromidge said: ‘We really enjoyed having Antony in store and hearing all about his musical career. He has become a local star after moving to Braintree and it was nice to welcome him into store and hear all about his success with Blue.’

To celebrate Antony’s appearance in store, staff will be offering specs MOTs – cleaning, adjustments and minor repairs – in return for donations to the regional charity East Anglian Children’s Hospices.

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