A MORAY OPTICIANS and audiologists has raised over £1000 for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People through a family fun day at their Elgin store.
Specsavers Elgin took their fundraising efforts for the charity, which trains dogs to alert and assist people who have hearing difficulties, to £6000 in total.
Dorothy Goodson, hearing director, said: “I would like to thank everyone who came to our summer event and offered support and donations to this incredible charity. Thank you also to the store team that helped everything to run smoothly on the day.
“We are extremely proud of the total raised for Hearing Dogs and hope that the community will continue to support us in our aim to raise £10,000 and fund a hearing dog for a local resident.”
The High Street opticians was a hive of activity during their summer event as the store team hosted a tombola, bake sale, cuddly puppy raffle and an array of games including hook-a-duck. There were fantastic prizes up for grabs throughout the day including vouchers for Specsavers designer ranges.
Speaking on behalf of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Mary Whittaker said: “We would like to thank the team at Specsavers Elgin for their continued support for the Hearing Dogs charity.
“They have raised a fantastic total over the past few years thanks to their hard work and the generosity of the local community.
“I was delighted to attend their summer event with one of our hearing dogs, Scott, to raise awareness and vital monetary support for the charity.”