To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the team at Specsavers Stafford will be hosting a day of celebrations on Saturday 6 August and pledging their support for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

To mark a quarter of a century of service to the town, the 22-strong team will host a day of celebrations, featuring performances from Hayley-Jo Whitney – the star of Specsavers’ much-loved Zumba Advert – which are due to kick off from 11:30.

There will also be a free prize draw on the day, giving visitors the chance to win one of ten pairs of designer specs. To enter, customers can pick up a free entry form in store and ten lucky winners will be randomly selected on the day.

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity – which is also marking its 25th anniversary this year – will benefit from a £500 donation which will be presented to the charity on the day.

A word from the store director

‘We’re really excited to be marking this milestone and have lots of activities planned for everybody to enjoy, so we hope to see lots of people pop in to help us celebrate,’ said Jason Guy, store director. ‘A lot has changed in the town since we first opened our doors 25 years ago, but one thing which remains the same is our commitment to providing excellent eyecare for people in the community.

‘As we share the same anniversary as Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, we’ve also decided to donate £500 to support the valuable service they provide and will have a representative from the charity join us for the celebrations, giving customers an opportunity to find out more about what they do.’

Katie West, fundraising manager at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: ‘We’re so pleased that Specsavers Stafford has chosen to support us as we both celebrate our 25th anniversaries and can’t wait to join in the celebrations on the day. We’re both dedicated to supporting our communities and are delighted that Specsavers will be donating £500 to help keep us in the air.

‘Over the last 25 years we’ve been fortunate to receive support from the communities we serve and it’s thanks to their generosity that we’ve been able to have a positive impact on so many lives since we launched in 1991.’

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity serves the communities of six Midlands counties, including Staffordshire and Shropshire, operating three aircraft to provide rapid response in emergency situations. With no Government or National Lottery funding, the charity relies on donations from the public and local business, helping it to respond to more than 2,000 missions each year.

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