An opticians in Richmond hosted a festive prize draw in support of a local charity who have set their sights on building an eco-friendly community facility.

All cash raised during the annual Christmas prize draw at Specsavers in King Street will be donated to Just the Job’s The Big Green Build initiative.

Just the Job is a charity and environmental enterprise which supports adults with a wide range of abilities by offering practical, work-orientated therapeutic activities including gardening and arts and crafts.

The group, which is currently based in Gallowfields Trading Estate in Richmond, recently secured planning permission for a new facility which will incorporate specialist activity rooms, fully accessible toilets with changing equipment and multi-use outdoor areas for horticultural projects.

The Big Green Build looks to raise £600,000 to help incorporate solar panels, a green roof, reed bed water filtration, timber frame construction and straw bale insulation as part of the project.

A word from the store director

Ross Campbell, director at Specsavers in Richmond, says: ‘We are delighted to be supporting The Big Green Build during this year’s Christmas prize draw, as it will be of huge benefit to the local community.

‘Just The Job is an amazing charity who do a lot to support local people, projects and schools by carrying out sustainable practices and aiding people into work.

‘At Specsavers in Richmond, we are dedicated to supporting local good causes while also giving something back to our fantastic customers.

‘We have some excellent prizes up for grabs at this year’s draw, and I hope that people will come along, buy tickets and show their support for a very worthy initiative.’

Prizes up for grabs at the Christmas draw included afternoon tea, a round of golf, beauty and spa vouchers and much more. Winners were announced on December 21.

For more information on Just the Job visit here http://just-the-job.org.uk/ or to find out more about The Big Green Build and to donate to the initiative visit here http://just-the-job.org.uk/projects/the-big-green-build/

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