Optometrists across the country have raised money for charity after one of their Aberdeen store directors was diagnosed with cancer.
More than 80 optometrists and store directors from Specsavers attended a formal event at Gleneagles to dig deep for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
More than £1,000 was raised for the foundation, which helps those affected by lung cancer through research, support and prevention.
It came after Tom Simpson, a store director in Aberdeen, was diagnosed with stage four primary lung cancer three-and-a-half years ago.
Tom was present at the event to accept the contribution on behalf of the charity.
Tom said that Scotland has one of the highest rates of lung cancer, and one in three people are diagnosed with the disease at stage four.
Jill McArthur, chairperson for Specsavers in Scotland, said: “Supporting the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is Specsavers’ way of acknowledging the work of the charity and support it has shown our colleague.
“Tom has worked with Specsavers for 19 years, managing almost 100 staff across four Specsavers businesses. His attitude towards his career and personal life has been an inspiration to all within the company.
“We hope the donation helps improve the lives of others living with lung cancer.”