Pictured with the trolley stacked full of gifts for Cash for Kids are Optical Assistants from Specsavers Ballymena, Sophie Smyth and Lauren McCambridge
After Cool FM’s Cash for Kids put an emergency call out for gifts for children aged 9 – 12 years old, the team at Specsavers Ballymena sprang into action.
The annual gift drive, which aims to ensure no child goes without a gift to open on Christmas Day, put a call out to say they were lacking in donations for that age category for gifts and the team at the Fairhill Shopping Centre store got to work.
It resulted in a trolley full of gifts from board games to Lego, make up and perfume sets donated by the store.
Staff are also in the festive spirit this month wearing Christmas jumpers right up until Christmas Day, collecting donations for Helping Hand, the charity established by the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
Specsavers Ballymena Retail Director Jackie Douglas says the whole team is passionate about giving back, especially at Christmas:
“Every year we donate gifts for children to charity and when we heard the urgent appeal from Cool FM’s Cash for Kids we knew we wanted to bring our gifts to those local children they help each year. It is a fantastic initiative and we’re so delighted to have been able to collect so much for the organisation.”