Specsavers helping children to read

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An Arbroath family centre has been the beneficiary of a generous donation of children’s books thanks to a local opticians.

The Arbroath branch of Specsavers donated 25 colourful story books to the Arbroath Child and Family Centre on East Mary Street.

The centre provides a range of services to children, young people and their families, including group work, one-to-one support and parenting support.

Centre manager Yvonne Jamieson was delighted by the gift. She said: “On behalf of the centre I would like to thank Specsavers in Arbroath very much for this gift.

“We will keep some of the books here in the centre and the rest we will give to some to the families we work with. A number of the children have already used the books and they loved them.”

According to store director Jamie Buchan the Arbroath Specsavers staff were keen to help. He said: “The centre plays a vital role within the community and we were thrilled to make a book donation to its library.

“Encouraging children to read from an early age is really important and we hope the books will be enjoyed by everyone who reads them.”

The store also donated a range of books to Angus Women’s Aid.