Specsavers in Grays is giving customers something very special to look at during their visit to store over the next few weeks.

The opticians is hosting an exhibition of artwork by local schoolboy Ashley Palipana, 10, over the next few weeks.

All for a good cause…

A selection of the Belmont Castle Academy student’s landscape and animal paintings will be available to purchase in store, and all proceeds will be donated to his chosen cause, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Ashley was honoured last year at the British Citizen Youth Awards – in association with Specsavers – for his charitable work.

Amazing art

Niki Kaur, store director at Specsavers in Grays, said: ‘We are in awe of Ashley and his amazing artwork.

‘We are honoured to be helping support his ongoing charity work by displaying some of his canvases in store.

‘I’m sure they’ll cause quite a stir among customers!’

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