Local opticians donate presents to vulnerable families
Thanks to the generosity of customers and the local communities around Specsavers Ópticas in Marbella and Fuengirola, more than 140 children received Christmas presents during the festive season. The two stores supported both the Red Cross Toy Collection and Asociación Hadas Caradas’ Costa Christmas Collection campaigns and were delighted by the response.
Nerea Galdos-Little, store director of Specsavers Ópticas Marbella, says: ‘I want to say a big thank you to all our customers and generous local residents for contributing to this campaign. We were able to make well over 100 children in a vulnerable situation happier this Christmas by making sure they had a new toy to open and enjoy’
David Bradshaw, optical assistant at Specsavers Ópticas Fuengirola adds: ‘We feel proud to be able to brighten the Christmas period for more than 40 children in a very vulnerable situation. Huge congratulations to Kara and all the team at Asociación Hadas Caradas for the incredible work they have done. Our team will definitely be supporting this great cause in years to come.’
As an essential healthcare service, opticians are not affected by the latest COVID-19 restrictions and are open to provide the full breadth of optical services to customers, including eye tests, frame repairs and the sale of glasses and contact lenses. Customers can continue to travel to the store for appointments, in line with the latest government guidelines.
Specsavers Ópticas has introduced a series of hygiene and personal protection measures to ensure a safe and reassuring experience. As well as limiting the number of customers in store at any given time, social distancing, thorough disinfection of the stores, equipment and products, and full use of screening and PPE, are standard in all of their stores.
For more information or to book an appointment for a free eye test visit specsavers.es.