Staff at Specsavers in Leckwith, Cardiff have welcomed a rugby star to the store.

Meet customers and sign autographs

Cardiff Blues player, Richard Smith, visited Specsavers to meet and greet customers of the store and sign autographs.

The Specsavers stores in Cardiff and Penarth are the official eye care provider of the Cardiff Blues.

Dan Palfrey, manager of the Leckwith store, said: ‘It’s really exciting for both staff and customers to welcome a sporting celebrity to the store.

‘It was great to have Richard visit us on a Saturday afternoon, especially as our customers didn’t know that he was popping in! Richard happily had lots of photographs and signed autographs for us, and more importantly helped us to push the message of looking after your eye health.

Professional sportsman

‘As a professional sportsman, Richard understands the need to have regular vision checks to make sure his eye health is monitored. He certainly created an air of excitement during his visit and we look forward to welcoming him and his team mates to the store again!’

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