A MORAY HIGH STREET shop is to host a family ‘beach day’ in aid of a Hearing Dogs charity later this month.
Specsavers staff in Elgin are urging local people to support their effort as they seek to raise £10,000 throughout July.
The High Street opticians will be a hive of activity on July 16 as it hosts a raffle and an array of games such as hook-a-duck, with fantastic prizes up for grabs – including Specsavers designer specs vouchers.
For those who have a sweet tooth, there will also be a selection of delicious home baking on sale.
Hearing Dogs trains and provides assistance dogs for people who have hearing difficulties. The highly skilled canine companions alert people to simple sounds such as an alarm clock, doorbell and fire alarm.
Specsavers store director Peter Taylor said: “We are very proud to support this charity all year round as deafness can be very isolating and the assistance dogs provided by Hearing Dogs can provide more independence and confidence with day-to-day tasks.
“We hope that the community will really get behind Specsavers Elgin as we strive to reach our £10,000 fundraising target.
“This ambitious total will pay for an assistance dog for a local resident which is an aim we are really keen to achieve. We have been avid supporters of Hearing Dogs over the years and, with the tremendous support from the local community, we have raised £5,000 already.
“It would be fantastic if Moray residents could help us edge closer to the £10,000 target, so we look forward to welcoming customers and visitors alike to our family beach day on Saturday 16 July.”
The store team, some of whom will be sporting colourful Hawaiian shirts, will be offering glasses MOTs for a small donation to Hearing Dogs. Specsavers Elgin offer this frame tightening and lens cleaning service all year round ensuring everyone gets the most from their glasses.
All proceeds from the family fundraiser and donations for glasses MOTs throughout July will go towards Hearing Dogs.