Kathryn Anthony Optometrists in Bath celebrated its 25th anniversary last month by throwing a fundraising day for a local charity. By holding a raffle and a number of competitions, the team were able to raise £200 for charity Dorothy House, a local hospice.

In the past 25 years, Kathryn Anthony has moved from being a small cottage industry employing just two people, to a thriving business that now has nine employees and offers a range of sophisticated optical services.

‘I still enjoy offering the best eye care and finding the right eye wear or eye care solution for each of our customers, many of whom have been with me from the start,’ says Anthony.

Among the other guests and supporters was local resident and Bath Rugby player Chris Cook (centre picture). He was there to show his support for both the practice, where he receives his eye care, and Dorothy House. He also helped cut the cake.

‘Twenty-five years of Kathryn Anthony Optometry means so much to me, especially as independent businesses are struggling in the current climate,’ says Anthony. ‘It is wonderful to know we are going from strength to strength and with the support of our customers the next 25 years are looking bright.’