The team at Specsavers in Cookstown is marking the official opening of the new store on Good Friday with a packed programme of activities for all ages.

The James Street store is hosting a Great Guide Dogs Tea Party from 10am to 1pm. Tea coffee and buns will be available with customers and shoppers invited to make a donation to Guide Dogs NI.

The tea party is part of a UK wide series of tea parties to help raise much needed fund to support people living with sight loss.

Guide Dogs staff and volunteers will join local guide dog owners and their canine companions to provide information on the charity’s activities and services.

Fun-packed day

Community theatre group the ‘Dancing Grannies’ are performing a series of comedy dance routines from 12 noon onwards and the Specsavers team have organised an Easter Egg hunt in store with a range of prizes on offer. Face painting and balloon-modelling activities for children will take place from 2pm to 4pm.

Store director Natalie McGuckin said: ‘We want to officially celebrate the opening of our new store and thank our customers to date. We’re looking forward to a wonderful day for local people.’

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