An opticians in Musselburgh has raised more than £400 for charity through an in-store fundraising initiative in memory of a beloved former colleague.

Specsavers on High Street raised £413.67 for the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association – a patient support charity run mainly by volunteers – in memory of David Wills, an employee at the store for more than 10 years.

Mr Wills, an optician,  passed away in January due to a heart attack at the age of 44.

To honour his memory, the store began collecting donations from customers for the charity.

Amy Brolly, optometry director at Specsavers Musselburgh, said: “I’m delighted that the people of Musselburgh have shown such generosity for the charity and the amazing work their volunteers do.

“The funds raised will help the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association continue their support of patients and their families.

“I’m sure Dave would be so proud of his local community."

One of the two lucky winners of a raffle draw to win a pair of designer sunglasses as a thank you for donating was Specsavers customer Margaret Sutherland, who suffers from sleep apnoea herself."

Sleep apnoea is a disorder in which pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep occur more often than normal. Each pause can last for a few seconds to a few minutes and can happen many times a night. Sleep apnoea is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality and sudden, unexpected deaths.