Opticians marks 20 years in city with fundraiser

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A national opticians chain celebrated 20 years of its Lancaster store with a knees-up for customers.

Specsavers, based in Cheapside, employed just six people when it launched in 1993.

Today, it has 38 members of staff in the district.

Workers marked the milestone with a day of fun and fundraising for charity CancerCare.

A ‘Specsavers green quadruped’ performed to visitors and staff held a cake sale made up of various sweet treats, including cupcakes wearing spectacles.

The festivities raised £130 altogether.

In addition, the store gave away ten pairs of designer specs to customers who entered into a free prize draw.

Store director Michael Jackson said those involved helped to make it a memorable day.

“We would like to thank those that attended and made the celebration one to remember, as well as all of our customers throughout the past 20 years,” he said.

“The day was great fun and the Specsavers quadruped made it extra special.

“We managed to raise a considerable amount for CancerCare.

“There is no better way to celebrate the store’s heritage in the city over the past two decades.”

Specsavers has around 17.3m customers in the UK.