The team at Derby Specsavers joined a local charity to celebrate its 30th birthday with royalty this week.

At the event in Ripley, staff, volunteers, carers and supporters of the charity met HRH Princess Anne, when she unveiled a plaque to mark Derbyshire Carers Association’s 30th birthday.

Charity partnership
The team at Derby Specsavers in the Intu Centre has a long-standing partnership with Derbyshire Carers Association. The store provides an accessible location for meetings as well as promoting carers’ issues.

Focus on carers' needs
Uan Gohil, store director, said: ‘Derbyshire Carers Association is an invaluable resource for local people who are looking after a friend or family member. We’re working with the charity to make sure our team is fully supported and we’re proud to raise awareness of carers’ needs in the community.

‘The whole team at Derby Specsavers in involved in fundraising and supporting the aims of the charity.’

Royal visit
Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) supports people who take care of a friend or family member who can’t manage without their help. The charity’s chief executive, Narinder Sharma said: ‘This was a truly special day. Staff and volunteers work so hard at DCA and we’re all devoted to helping carers. ‘Having the Princess Royal visit has been a fantastic event. I know that the carers present absolutely loved meeting her and she took a huge interest in their stories and their lives.’

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