Specsavers Coleraine staff celebrated their store’s 20th birthday and honoured 20 years of service for four colleagues.

The opticians and audiologists welcomed customers with cake and balloons to mark the landmark anniversary. Long-serving staff members Andrene Lennox, Sinead Kelly each received spa vouchers and a break to a European destination as a thank you for their commitment. Loyal customer, Margaret Norton joined the celebrations as she has been treated by the same staff members since the store opened in 1999.

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The store employs 38 optical and audiology professionals making it one of Northern Ireland’s largest Specsavers. In 2019 directors Judith Ball and Lynn Mackey invested in £45k for their store by installing an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine – a cutting-edge piece of equipment, which screens and manages conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Specsavers Coleraine is dedicated to supporting its local community and charities. Such as the Alzheimer’s Society and they are dedicated to training Dementia Friendly staff.

Supporting the community

Over the past four years Specsavers has donated monies to the Stroke Association, and Prostate Cancer UK as part of the annual 5 Mile Road Race in Portrush. The store is also a loyal supporter of Rathmore Golf Club’s annual charity golf day, raising over £30,000 for the event’s chosen charities since 2005.

They also sponsor local sports and drama clubs - Coleraine Ladies Hockey Club and Ballywillan Drama Club.

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