AN opticians has chosen its charity of choice for this year.

Northallerton Specsavers is backing Northallerton and District Voluntary Service Association to help raise vital funds for the service which provides advice, training and support to volunteers, and voluntary and community groups in the local area.

Ruth Bargate, store manager at Northallerton Specsavers, said: “As a longstanding business serving our local community, we feel it is important to pledge our fundraising in 2014 to raise money for a local charity.

“Northallerton and District Voluntary Service Association is a great cause which benefits so many local people. We just hope our loyal customers will support us to make this partnership a runaway success in 2014.”

For more information about Northallerton & District Voluntary Service Association visit