Specsavers Sauchiehall street directors, Sarah Freel and Arlene Stevenson, attended the Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards, at the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central Hotel, on 28th October.

This was the third year Specsavers have sponsored the prestigious awards, dubbed the People’s Oscars, which honour the incredible achievements of ordinary people across Scotland who are doing extraordinary things.

The awards night saw a special performance from Scottish indie band Glasvegas. However, lead singer James Allan was clinging on to the lectern for dear life after losing his contact lenses. Unable to see, he even had to be led to the stage by guitarist Robert.

Specsavers to the rescue

Directors Sarah and Arlene were seated on the table in front of Glasvegas and overheard the difficulty that James was having due to losing his contact lenses. They then secretly spoke to his girlfriend to find out if she knew his prescription, which she did, to see if they could step in and help.

Luckily they had their store keys with them so they could complete their secret mission and gift James with some lenses to ensure he enjoyed the rest of his night. The directors both snuck away from their table, opened up their store, which is just around the corner, and fetched James’s contact lens prescription.

On their return the directors then surprised James with the lenses - he was extremely shocked and grateful for them going out their way and to such efforts to help him out on the night.

A word from the band

Glasvegas' band management said: ‘We would like to thank Specsavers. Opening up a store to get James’ contacts was a complete surprise to him and a very kind gesture.’

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