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Spectacular Band performance in Meltham by Stephen Tighe

Brass band Spectacular

The sun certainly had it’s hat on for the grand opening of our Meltham practice on Saturday. The village turned out in force to welcome Allegro Optical to Meltham, and with Diggle “B” Band playing we certainly turned a few heads.

Both Sheryl and I joined the band to play some rousing tunes, which had everyone’s  feet tapping along with the music.

All the staff were in attendance including Stephen Haigh our resident optometrist. Stephen, who had his own opticians practice in Almondbury for 20 years, brings quite a fan club to Allegro Optical in Meltham. Many of his clients attended Saturday’s opening, during which we were raising awareness and funds for the Macular Society.

The Macular Society is an organisation which provides practical and emotional support to people with macular disease. The day’s events included a balloon race raffle, raffle and selfie corner. So far we have raised over £120.00 for the charity and we hope to raise much more over the coming year.

We have been delighted by the warm welcome the village has given us and for the support we have received from the local businesses. We look forward to building a long and happy relationship with all the residents of the village and becoming an integral part of village life.



Music, food for the brain by Sheryl Doe

Music is food for the brain

Did you know that playing music can actually improve memory and coordination and that this can actually alter your brain’s structure?

It is well known that School children who study music are more likely to perform much better in non-music subjects.

Later Life

Also, did you know that taking piano lessons later in life has shown to have direct physical benefits in older adults?. These benefits include lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and increasing cognitive abilities.

At Allegro Optical we understand the importance of music. We also understand how important it is to be able to see the music and the conductor.  We know that many musicians struggle to see both their music and the conductor. This can reduce their enjoyment or even mean early retirement for the professional musician.

If you are a musician struggling to see at those essential distance, why not give us a call on 0113 345 2272


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