Staff from Specsavers in Surbiton were out in force to support their local community at the annual Surbiton Festival last weekend.

The team, led by store manager Kelsey Smith, were on hand to take eye and hear care questions from the public during the event, which featured 150 stalls representing local businesses and charities.

Raising awareness of optical and hear services available 

The team took the opportunity to discuss the importance of having regular eye checks on the back of last month’s National Eye Health Week campaign, while also promoting Specsavers’ Healthcall and Hearcare services.

In addition, the team were able to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People and Mission for Vision, a charity providing eye care to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Goodies for the local community

Visitors to the Specsavers stand had the chance to take home one of 500 Oyster card holders containing a free sight test voucher, while Specsavers staff also handed out 724 branded drinks bottles and 250 milkshakes to thirsty guests.

Richard Leach, store director at Specsavers Surbiton, said: ‘The Surbiton Festival is a great way to raise awareness of the important work carried out by local businesses such as ours. It was also an important opportunity for us to remind residents about the professional optical and hear care services we provide.

‘We were very busy and would like to thank our cheerful leafleters, Emily, Jennie, Michael and Rahmin, as well as our manager Kelsey and the store staff who also helped keep a busy Saturday going within the store.

‘We look forward to next year's festival where we will be making an even bigger splash!’

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