Milngavie Specsavers celebrates five years in the town

editorial image

Specsavers in Milngavie celebrated five years at the heart of the town centre recently when staff cut a cake to celebrate raising around £1,200 for charitable causes over the half decade. Specsaver staff are: front (l-r) Lindsey McColgan, Colette McKay, optometrist Megan Reid, Natalie Kennedy, Karen Reid, And back l-r, optometrist Brenda Quirk, Richard Shaw, Aileen Pike and Kenny Cameron.

Since the store was founded in 2008, employees have taken part in a number of fundraising events, including the Race for Life and the Midnight Walk for Cancer.

Through the support of the local Milngavie community, the store has been able to send more than 2,000 used or unwanted frames to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

The old glasses received by the charity are recycled and the money is used to help people in the developing world.

Caroline Kinsey, director of Specsavers Milngavie, said: “We were thrilled to mark our five year anniversary recently. It was a great chance to be able to look back on how far we’ve come as a business over this time.

“Not only has our staff made a huge impact through fundraisers and charitable events, but the local community and our local customers have been instrumental to help us reach our fundraising total and we’re very grateful to them.”