Penarth Opticians Expands After £400,000 Investment

The team at Specsavers in Penarth have provided affordable, state-of-the-art eyecare and hearing services to local residents since 2006. As a team passionate about the quality of care that they provide customers with, they are proud to announce a recent £400,000 refurbishment to the store at 10 Windsor Road.

The store partners, Andrew Moss and James Deavall, have made the investment to help accommodate the increasing demand for eye tests and audiology clinics in the area. To provide additional space, an extra test room has been added, taking the store from three to four test rooms.

In addition, in-store displays were also upgraded as part of the expansion, and the store will act as a training and development centre for Specsavers staff across South East Wales.

Andrew Moss, who became director of the Penarth store last July, comments: “The brand-new renovation, complete with state-of-the-art technology, allows us to continue providing vital services to the people of Penarth. It also help take the pressure off the NHS, by providing clinical expertise on the high street.

“After five successful years running the Cowbridge Specsavers store, I understand what customers are looking for as Cowbridge and Penarth share a lot of similarities. I have also taken pride in engaging with and supporting the local community and giving back to the locals who five so much to us. We’re raised money for a local foodbank, a special educational needs school and other fantastic causes, and we are planning a relaunch party later in the summer with community and charity-led events being planned to celebrate. I’m excited to see what the future will bring.”

The renovated store will officially relaunch on Saturday, 3 August 2024, but the store will remain open for business ahead of this. Customers can visit the store seven days a week during the usual opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm.

Raising over £1,400 for special educational needs school with 30-mile running challenge

In the lead up to the relaunch, the store’s employees have dedicated their time to the local community by helping to raise vital funds for a special needs school in the area.

Kenny Hall, a manager at the store, embarked on a 30-mile run challenge in aid of Ysgol y Deri. The run took place on Friday, 26 April, around the school’s grounds, and took almost five hours to complete.

Collecting donations through an online JustGiving page and in-store donation boxes, Kenny quickly surpassed his original goal of raising £1,000. His efforts helped raise more than £1,400, which will go towards much-needed equipment, therapies and activities for the school.

At the heart of this initiative is a shared vision with Ysgol y Deri, which prides itself on being more than just an educational institution, playing a pivotal role in nurturing the unique talents of its students associated with disability, ensuring that every pupil has a voice.

Ysgol y Deri provides vital care to some of the community’s most vulnerable children, and Specsavers are proud to help enhance their faciltieis.

Andrew Moss, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to see that Kenny has not only hit but far surpassed the initial fundraising target of £1,000.

“Ysgol y Deri is an amazing school and deserves all of the money it received. Whilst the challenge is complete, we’re urge anyone who hasn’t already to donate as it makes all the different.”

You can still donate to help raise further funds by visiting Specsavers Penarth’s Just Giving at