A BRIDLINGTON optician is hoping to wrap up Christmas for dozens of underprivileged young people in the area and is calling on local people to help.
For the ninth year in a row, Specsavers will position a Christmas gift donation point in-store, where anyone can leave a present to be delivered to a child or teenager from the local area.
Specsavers is working with a local charity to ensure that hundreds of young people who might not otherwise receive a gift have something to unwrap on Christmas morning.
Keeley Farren, Store Manager at Specsavers Bridlington, comments: ‘It’s that time of year where those who are less fortunate than ourselves will miss out on the festive cheer for various reasons. As a team, we feel it’s really important to ensure that every young person has something to look forward to, so I’m very proud of the team for getting involved and doing their bit.’
‘It can cost less than £5 to pick up a gift, but it means the world to someone who has nothing. For the cost of a fancy hot chocolate or a handful of Christmas cards and stamps, you can bring some magic to a little one’s Christmas. It’s an easy decision, really.’
To join in, simply purchase a toy, wrap it in festive paper, and attach a note advising the age and gender of a young person which the gift would typically appeal to. Specsavers on King Street will be collecting gifts in store until 15th December.
For more information visit /www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/bridlington, call 01262 400011, or visit the store at 29 King Street, Bridlington.