Ruth Lalor, store director at Specsavers in Newlands, presented the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards.

Celebrating Scottish music
The presentation, which was made to Scottish music icons, Wet Wet Wet, was filmed at SWG3, adhering to social distancing guidelines, and aired during the virtual awards ceremony which was hosted by Edith Bowman.

Specsavers was the headline sponsor of the awards, which is a key fundraising event for charity Nordoff Robbins.

Ruth gave a speech congratulating the winner and had the chance to watch Wet Wet Wet record their performance for the event.

Supporting music therapy
Ruth said: 'It was such a pleasure to meet Wet Wet Wet and present them with their well-deserved award. 

'After a very busy year at the Newlands store, it was so exciting to be asked to represent Specsavers at the virtual awards and meet such an iconic group which has not only contributed so much to the music scene but supported Nordoff Robbins for a long time. 

'It was clear to see how passionate they are about the benefits of musical therapy.'

Nordoff Robbins is the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity and is dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by a range of challenges. 

Their highly-skilled therapists deliver music therapy to those who need it most – from children with autism, young adults with mental health issues to those experiencing dementia or receiving end of life care. 

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