Staff at Specsavers in Glenrothes have raised an impressive £600 for several local charities and causes in the past year.

Located in the Kingdom Shopping Centre, the team held a number of fundraising drives throughout 2014 which included bake sales and fancy dress days, with proceeds donated to Cancer Research UK and Save the Children.

Staff at the store also sponsored a local football event and donated funds towards the purchase of a specially modified bike to help a fellow Specsavers store director get back into sport after an accident left him paralysed.

On top of its monetary contributions, the store welcomed a group of youngsters affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, offering free eye tests and prescription specs where required when the children visited the store last summer.

Part of the community
Store director at Specsavers in Glenrothes, Gary Wood, said: ‘We are part of the community in Glenrothes so it’s massively important to us to give back to the local area.

Staff and customers have really enjoyed our fundraising events and it’s very rewarding to be able to support such great causes.

I’d like to thank all our customers for helping us to raise a great figure over the past year and all the staff are looking forward to continuing to support charities and local causes throughout 2015.’

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