Swanley played host to a Christmas celebration in November – and Specsavers in Swanley Shopping Centre were at the heart of the action.

Christmas celebration

The store sponsored Santa’s Grotto and a snow machine, and also provided power to both throughout the day. Over 250 children visited Santa over the course of the day, as part of hundreds of local people who came to town to support the event.

They were entertained by a 200-strong Rock Choir singing Christmas carols before the big switch on.

Part of the community

Faheem Ayub, store director in Swanley, said: ‘We were really pleased to support this event. I really cannot think of a better way to celebrate the end of our first year in town.

‘The team really enjoyed the day – including the free sweets from the elves. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the event and who came to see us in store on the day. We are proud to be part of the community in Swanley.’

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