Harrogate opticians sets sights on delivering a merry Christmas

A Harrogate opticians is calling on local people to help its Christmas campaign.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 4:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 4:49 pm

Specsavers in Harrogate has recently launched its Winter Community Collection, which sees the store collect donations for various charities, including Harrogate Homeless, The Salvation Army Toy Appeal, St George’s Crypt and Harrogate District Foodbank.

The team have positioned a donation point in store, where anyone can leave an item such as food, clothing, toys and toiletries to be delivered to beneficiaries of the charities in the local area.

Staff at the Harrogate Specsavers store are taking donations for Christmas.

The store has a collection tin for monetary contributions, with all proceeds equally split between the four chosen charities.

Robert May, Store Director at Specsavers Harrogate, said: "It’s that time of year when those who are less fortunate than ourselves will miss out on the festive cheer for various different reasons. As a team we feel it’s really important to ensure that they have something to look forward to, so I’m very proud of the team for getting involved and doing their bit.

"It can cost less than £5 to pick up a gift, but it means the world to someone who has nothing. For the cost of a fancy hot chocolate or a handful of Christmas cards and stamps, you can bring some festive magic to someone’s Christmas."

Specsavers on Beulah Street will be collecting donations in store until December 18.

For more information, visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/harrogate