The East Kilbride opticians has raised more than £1,900 for charities and good causes in the past year.

The store has smashed its fundraising total from the previous year by £1,000.

Supporting numerous great charities

Specsavers in East Kilbride held a number of fundraising events in 2016, with proceeds donated to charities including Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Macmillan Cancer Support and Social Bite.

Activities included teaming up with Specsavers in Airdrie and Hamilton to hold a charity football match at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie, raising more than £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Shirley-Ann Kennedy, store director at Specsavers in East Kilbride, said: ‘I am delighted we have raised such a fantastic amount for three great causes.

‘Supporting the community is very important to us, therefore we’ll be continuing to fundraise for a selection of vital charities again this year.’

Fantastic fundraising appeals

The opticians raised almost £225 for RNIB by holding a bake sale and asking customers to make a donation in return for specs MOTs.

It also donated around 200 pairs of old glasses to Vision Aid Overseas. The glasses are recycled and the money raised is used to fund the charity’s work in developing countries, including giving people much needed eye tests and treatment, and training up local optometrists.

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