Charity day success for opticians

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An opticians in Galashiels raised £600 during a fundraising event to raise awareness of Guide Dogs Week 2015.

The Specsavers team in Douglas Bridge organised the event which saw local puppy walkers bring along their guide dogs to spread the word about the charity’s work.

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Prizes donated by the store and other local businesses, including a pair of £99 designer glasses, were raffled to raise funds, while children were treated to face painting, balloons and cakes.

Stuart Forrester, store director of Specsavers, Galashiels, said: “With the overwhelming support of our customers, we have raised a nationwide total of £270,000 in the past four years, which has funded 25 guide dog puppies.

‘We’d like to thank our customers for their support and donations during this year’s fundraiser. They made the day enjoyable and highly successful.”