Local opticians in Morpeth are celebrating looking after the eyes of the community for a decade.

Specsavers opened on Bridge Street in 2008 and has been part of the bustling community ever since.

Their 10th birthday turned into a double celebration when staff member Donna Hadaway – who has worked there since day one – received a promotion.

What Donna likes about her job

Donna, who took up a job in the store’s lab after spotting an advert in the window, said: ‘It’s hard to believe we’ve been here for ten years already – it’s gone in the blink of an eye.

‘I’ve relished the opportunity to work and grow with Specsavers. After working in the lab for six years I was given the opportunity to gain my Cert4 qualification, ultimately leading to my promotion of dispensing optician.

‘The main thing I enjoy about my job at Specsavers is that no two days are the same. I am continuously learning and I love helping customers.’

A word from the store manager

Ronnie Turner, manager at Specsavers Morpeth, said: ‘I am delighted that the store has celebrated a decade of business in the local town.

‘It is perfect timing to reward Donna for her hard work with a promotion to supervisor – it is so well deserved and she is an important and valued member of the team. It’s been an exciting month.’

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