Oxford shoppers had a treat on Saturday 16 May as Specsavers marked its official opening with a circus-themed party day in Bonn Square.

The store played host to jugglers, stilt walkers, a balloon modeller and a face painter who provided entertainment throughout the day. John Perkins, Specsavers managing director, cut the ribbon to officially open the store. 

The team also raised money for Support for the sick newborn and their parents (SSNAP), their nominated charity. Richard Berry, retail manager at the store is extremely grateful to the Oxford charity for the support he and his wife received following premature birth of his twins.  

‘It was a great day and the circus theme worked really well,’ said store director Abby Jobson. ‘We wanted to do something special to mark the store relocation that involves the local community and a big thank you to everyone who came down to support us.'

‘The new store is proving very popular with customers thanks to interactive waiting areas, a larger specs dispensing area and on-site laboratory. We also have the latest software in optical technology, to link with the store’s tablet computers, making the process of dispensing glasses smoother and quicker.’

SSNAP was formed in 1982 by a group of parents who recognised the need to assist with fundraising for additional resources for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The store is open 8.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Saturday, with later opening until 7.30pm on a Thursday. Sunday opening is 10am – 6pm. 

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