All eyes were on Specsavers in Mere Green as it welcomed some very special guests to celebrate its official opening (Wednesday 8 and Saturday 11 March).

VIP guests

On Wednesday 8 March Dame Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers, officially opened the new store.  Then on Saturday 11 March, Jane Sutton ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust and Tracey Spare (Mr) from the Great Midlands Fun Run, visited the store as the team held a day of celebration.

A word from the store director

‘We’re delighted and honoured that Dame Mary, Jane and Tracey joined us to help celebrate this milestone new store opening,’ said store director Tim Goodhew. ‘We’ve been long-time supporters of the Great Midlands Fun Run through our involvement with the Sutton Coldfield store, so it seemed fitting to have Jane and Tracey on board as we opened the sister store in Mere Green.

'We made a £250 donation to Teenage Cancer Trust on the day too.’

Teenage Cancer Trust 

Jane Sutton is an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust in recognition of her continuing support promoting the charity and fundraising following her son Stephen’s passing to cancer in May 2014. 

Stephen raised more than £3 million for Teenage Cancer Trust before he died and that total now exceeds £5.6 million and continues to rise through his Facebook blog Stephens Story, which Jane continues to update and engage with followers.

Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to making this happen. It creates world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

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