An opticians in Rutherglen is making sure it’s on song for the festive season through its support of a prestigious west of Scotland choir.

Specsavers in Stonelaw Road is supporting the Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir for the third year running this festive season.

With around 50 active members from the west of Scotland, the group performs all over the country. As part of the preparations for their Christmas Concert at the City Halls on 19 December, members of the choir popped in to see staff at the Rutherglen store.

Proud to support

Specsavers Rutherglen store director Peter Beaton says: ‘We’re very proud of our affiliation with the choir. A few members of the choir are customers and it was great to welcome them to the store to make sure their eyes and ears were in tip top condition.

‘Being part of a choir is all about listening and reading music, so choristers must make sure they look after their eyes and ears. We wish them all the best for their Christmas concert.’

Choir member Billy Ross says: ‘The support we receive from Specsavers in Rutherglen is invaluable as it helps us to continue our performance schedule across the country.

‘Singing as part of a choir helps overall wellbeing. The breathing requirement in singing and use of memory has beneficial effects on our daily lives, and choral singing has been shown to significantly affect and improve the debilitating effects of conditions like dementia.

‘We would like to say thank you to Ann and Peter Beaton and everyone at the store for their support.’

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