Optician’s birthday bash eyes up help for Freddie

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Specsavers based at Waterborne Walk, Leighton Buzzard, has celebrated its tenth birthday with a day of fun, entertainment and fundraising.

The store put on a spread of delicious treats and entertaining activities for locals and customers who were invited to join in the festivities in a bid to raise money and awareness for a local lad and cerebral palsy sufferer, Freddie Gray.

Staff joined the birthday fun by laying on cheese, wine and other treats for all passers-by while the wacky crowd pleasers Granny Turismo, the first and only shopping trolley dance crew, entertained the public with their energetic performances and party music.

The store raised £240 through the raffle ticket sales, all of which will be used to provide two-year old Freddie with practical support, mobility aids and any necessary equipment.

Ekta Kotecha, store director, said: ‘It was a very proud moment for our store to be celebrating its tenth birthday alongside the customers who have made it possible.

“We have been providing the residents of this area with unrivalled optical care for a decade and I really hope we can continue for many more! I want to thank everyone who came to celebrate with us and more importantly, everyone that supported little Freddie.”

Following its tenth anniversary the store will be undertaking a series of fundraising initiatives over the coming months to continue to help local causes.