West of Scotland Division 2 side Caledonian Locomotives Football Club has kicked off a new sponsorship deal with Optical Express. The UK’s leading private provider of laser eye surgery, lens surgery and cataract surgery will be the club’s main shirt sponsor for the 2023/24 season.
The sponsorship deal follows a recent rebrand to better reflect the heritage of Springburn, where the club is based, and its reputation as a centre of train construction. The club is a key part of the local community, and provides free season tickets for the Springburn branch of the charity Men’s Shed. Optical Express is headquartered in Glasgow, not far from the club’s home ground, and regularly supports local charities and community projects.
Caledonian Locomotives FC captain Jason Elliott said “It’s been all change for the Caley Locos this summer, and we’re delighted with this fantastic new signing. Now we have our new sponsor in place, we’re excited for the new season and grateful for their support.
David Moulsdale, Chairman and CEO of Optical Express, said “The Caledonian Locomotives are on track for a great season, and have our full backing for the year ahead. Hopefully the sponsorship deal provides a good platform for the club, and they don’t take their eye off the ball as they try to push up the table.
“The club is deeply involved in the local community, and so is perfectly aligned with our vision as a business that makes a difference and supports community programmes. We believe that this will be a great partnership going forward.”
Optical Express is proud to have supported hundreds of humanitarian and philanthropic projects for more than 30 years, donating over £33 million and counting to worthwhile causes in the UK and abroad. Last year it raised money in support of the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow, and most recently relaunched its ‘Thanks a Million’ campaign to provide £1 million of free laser eye surgery to NHS and emergency service workers.