SPECSAVERS staff in Stirling took time away from the store to roll up their sleeves and volunteer at Strathcarron Hospice.

A team from the local opticians spent a full day in the hospice’s warehouse sorting through donations.

The store on Murray Place, which is celebrating its 25th year in business, has pledged to do 25 good deeds throughout the year.

Working in the local charity’s warehouse was one of the good deeds to mark the anniversary.

Susanne Akil, store director of Specsavers Stirling, said: "For many years we have worked with Strathcarron Hospice to raise funds towards its invaluable work and this year is no different.

"Our team had a brilliant day working alongside the volunteers and seeing how the charity operates – it made us appreciate the huge efforts of these volunteer and we are proud to help."

Claire MacDonald, business development fundraiser at Strathcarron Hospice, says: "The Hospice shops contribute around £500,000 in funding to the Hospice each year, and this goes a long way in helping us provide end of life care, love and support to local people living with a terminal illness.

"None of this would be possible without donations from the public and support from volunteers who help to sort through donated items. We are so grateful to the team at Specsavers for spending a day with us to help make this all possible."