A charity worker ‘saw’ the funny side of things when a colleague sold her glasses to an unsuspecting browser at a Co Donegal animal charity.
Cathy O’Connor was going about her voluntary work as normal at the Donegal Animals In Need charity shop in Donegal Town this week.
The second hand shop is a vital source of revenue for the charity which rehomes stray and abandoned animals in Co Donegal.
Anything and everything in the shop is for sale at the right price.
Customers may have got a little carried away however, when it was announced that everything in the shop was being sold for €1.
But Cathy didn’t think her prescription glasses would be sold from literally underneath her nose as soon as she put them down to serve another customer.
Management at the shop on The Diamond in Donegal Town immediately put out an SOS for whoever had unknowingly bought the glasses to get in touch and they would issue a refund.
Local Specsavers director Eddie Dolan spotted the plea and decided he’d like to step in and reward charity worker Cathy for all her good work.
Eddie said “When I saw on social media that Cathy had been unfortunate with her glasses I knew we could help.
“Our neighbours in Donegal Town, Animals In Need do great work so we were more than happy to get her sorted as quickly as possible.
“Our lab technician was able to get her a replacement pair sorted that day so Cathy was back raising much needed funds in the charity shop straight away.”
Cathy received her free glasses from Specsavers store manager Shannon Broderick (pictured above.)