Specsavers Inverness has raised almost £1000 for various charities and causes over the past year through holding a number of fundraising drives throughout 2014 which included a sponsored cycle, bake sales and several staff fancy dress days.
Proceeds were donated to charities including Sports Relief, Kidscape, Blind Veterans UK and Guide Dogs Scotland.
Members of the team even took on a personal challenge to raise money for Help for Heroes, completing Tough Mudder Scotland in exchange for charitable donations from the store and its generous customers.
Breast Cancer Care was another cause to benefit from the local store’s philanthropic efforts as staff held a weekly fundraising day dressed as popular cartoon character, the Pink Panther, with all donations going to the charity.
Towards the end of last year, the store’s manager Beth Mclean and optical assistant Arran Ferguson visited their old school to donate 300 reflective vests to pupils, making it easier for motorists to spot them on the journey to and from school.
Massively important to give back
Andy Carr, store director at Specsavers in Inverness, said: ‘We have been part of the community in Inverness for 15 years so it’s massively important to us to give back.
‘Staff and customers have really enjoyed our fundraising events and it’s very rewarding being able to support such great causes.
I’d like to thank all our customers for helping us to raise such a fantastic figure over the past year and all the staff are looking forward to continuing to support charities and local causes throughout 2015.’