Specsavers opticians in Crossgates has celebrated two decades of serving the community by hosting fun and festivities in-store, raising £1,023.46 for a cancer charity.

The team celebrated the store's twentieth birthday by holding fundraising activities in-store to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who have cancer.

There was a teddy bear naming competition, a ‘guess how many sweets are in the jar’ contest, a tombola and colouring competition in store, with all proceeds going to the cancer charity.

Specsavers first opened its doors in Crossgates in 1994 and has seen many changes over the years. The team in store prides themselves on their exceptional customer service and providing the local community with outstanding eyecare and hearcare advice from their panel of experts.

Bhrat Phakey, store director said: 'The team and I were delighted to celebrate the store’s milestone 20th birthday with the local community. We are so thankful to our loyal customers who support not only our store, but our efforts to fundraise for local charities.

‘We’ve seen many changes during our time in Crossgates and the team continually work hard to provide excellent service for our customers. We pledge to continue to deliver this exceptional service and look forward to many more milestones.’

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to helping and supporting young people diagnosed with cancer. Its 27 specialist units within NHS hospitals bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.

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