Local opticians is a fundraising hero

Barry And District News: FUNDRAISING HEROES: Optical assistant, Natasha Holland, store director Jamie Pullen and staff members, trainee dispensing optician Amanda Brown and in store trainer Leigh Whitfield FUNDRAISING HEROES: Optical assistant, Natasha Holland, store director Jamie Pullen and staff members, trainee dispensing optician Amanda Brown and in store trainer Leigh Whitfield

THE Specsavers store in Holton Road, Barry, has raised £164 for Armed Forces by holding a held a ‘Hero for Heroes Day’.

Staff dressed up as superheroes for the day and offered a free of charge glasses cleaning and repair service in exchange for a small donation made towards the store’s fundraising total for Help for Heroes.

Armed Forces Day is firstly about raising awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. Secondly, it gives the nation an opportunity to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets.

Store director, Jamie Pullen, says: "The team at Specsavers looked brilliant on Armed Forces Day and I would like to thank everyone for participating. I’d also like to thank our optical assistant, Natasha Holland, who helped to organise the event and even managed to design some of the staff’s costumes.

"Collectively, myself and all of the store staff would like to say a huge thank you to the local community who visited the store on the day and donated. Every penny counts, and we know that this money will be put to good use."

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