The Specsavers team at Market Harborough opticians held an action-packed fun day on Saturday 18 August, raising more than £500 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice.


Staff at St Mary’s Place raided their wardrobes for a 90’s themed day to mark the store’s 16th birthday and its relaunch after a store refit.

Great costumes 

Costumes included a dramatic 13-foot tall robotic T-Rex costume, in homage to the 25th anniversary of the 90s cult classic Jurassic Park, as well as one of the Teletubbies and the iconic duo from Wayne’s World.


Following the refit, Specsavers Market Harborough now boasts an improved layout to provide a more efficient experience for customers. The developments offer a more spacious, bright, welcoming and modern feel, incorporating up-to-date technology such as tablets and the new virtual try-on technology, Frame Styler.

'so delighted' 

‘We’re so delighted with the developments at the store and as it was our anniversary of 16 years, what better opportunity to host a wacky fundraising day,’ said store director Barry Henning. ‘We raised a fantastic total of £540.82 thanks to the generous donations made on the day, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and got involved.’


Customers and passers-by were offered spectacle MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) and the local radio station, Harborough FM, ran a two-hour live broadcast from the store.


Rainbows Children’s Hospice opened its doors in 1994 and is the only hospice for life-limited children and young people in the East Midlands. While working to improve children’s quality of life, the dedicated team also supports families through their bereavements.


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