An opticians chain has sets its sights on supporting a charity which helps young people who are facing problems in their lives.

Specsavers in Watford will donate 25p from each sight test to Signpost - a scheme which the charity hopes will raise £500 a month.

Signpost provides counselling, coaching and other support to young people living in southwest Hertfordshire.

Specsavers hosted a bake sale at its store to get the ball rolling, inviting then Watford Borough Council chairman, Cllr Rabi Martins.

Specsavers Watford store director Aftab Sham said: “Signpost is close to Rabi’s heart as it was his chosen charity when he was chairman, he supported throughout his term, so it made sense for us to invite him.

“It’s also close to our hearts as it’s very local to us being only two doors down and in a way both Signpost and us have the same goal to look after the health and wellbeing of Watford residents.”

In total the store managed to raise £215 from the bake sale.

Mr Sham added: “We want to test as many eyes as possible to raise as much as we can for Signpost to continue their fantastic work in the community.

“Keep an eye out for other fundraising events in the coming year as well.”