Seeing pink at Specsavers

Staff and customers at Specsavers in Stranraer saw pink last week raising more than £400 for Breast Cancer Care.

The store held a Pink Wednesday on 9 October to raise funds for the charity and awareness of its vital work.

Staff donned pink outfits and there was a tasty selection of home baking on sale. Local businesses donated prizes for the raffle, which was drawn on the day.

Prizes on offer were donated by the store as well as Paula’s Beautique, Baxter’s, Nowadays, Autosparks, East by West, Billy Loch Convenience Store, James Erskine Golf, Patricia Anne’s beauticians, Time Out beauticians, Hugh Aitken jewellers, Sun-Kai Chinese restaurant, McCormick’s florists, Alex Jack Butchers, Brushstrokes Homeware, Arkhouse Inn, Stena Line, Stir-It Café and Custom House restaurant.

Store director Elaine Hawthorn said: “It was a fantastic day and we’re delighted with the amount we raised for Breast Cancer Care.

“So many local businesses got involved, and we would like to thank them all for their prize donations, as well as the members of the public who bought raffle tickets and home baking.

‘Breast Cancer Care is a charity that’s close to the heart of many members of staff in the store. Cancer is something that affects just about everyone in some way, and it’s important for us as a store that we help to raise awareness of the work the charity does in our local community.”