Two local causes will receive support from Specsavers West Bridgford during 2018.

Renew37 and The Friary have both been selected as charity partners for the next 12 months by the team at the store.

Staff received an amazing response to their call to action – asking the local community to help them decide which charity they should support for 2018 – which made it very difficult to make the final selection.

A word from the store director

‘We were overwhelmed, both with the number of nominations and votes, and also by the strength and justification of the charity applications,’ said store director, Stephen Rogers.

‘It made it a really tough process to make the selection, so much so that in the end we couldn’t chose between Renew37 and The Friary, so decided we’d pick them both.’

The store will support the two charities for the next 12 months through a range of fundraising activities and will also be asking for donations in return for specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) to help support the causes. Funds raised will be split equally between the two charities.


Renew37 opened in West Bridgford in 2015 as a result of the local Baptist church becoming increasingly aware of the needs within the local community of those suffering with loneliness, isolation and with their mental health and wellbeing.

The charity provides a community space for anyone that is struggling with their wellbeing or social isolation; whether that’s to have a chat over a cup of tea, get involved in one of the range of activities on offer, or seek some professional advice from the Rushcliffe Mental Health Co-Production team.

To find out more, click here.

The Friary

The Friary is a charity which aims to empower homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives by offering practical services, advice, and emotional support.

It offers a range of advice and support including confidential welfare guidance, access to the IT suite for help with benefit and housing claims, a range of health and hygiene facilities, refreshments, and emotional support.

To find out more, click here. 

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