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A sight for sore eyes for Specsavers in Blackpool

29 September, 2014
Specsavers optician in Blackpool support Blind Veterans
Tri Service Scooter Club Blindfolded Walk

Staff at Specsavers in Blackpool lent their support to the Tri Service Scooter Club’s blindfolded charity walk which took place on 6 September. 

Support for Blind Veterans UK

In a bid to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK, Specsavers in Blackpool assisted the Club’s ten Lambretta enthusiasts as they travelled from South Pier to the town’s Cenotaph, all without the luxury of sight.

Store director at Specsavers in Blackpool, Craig McGill, said: ‘We were delighted to lend a hand, and even an eye or two, to the Tri Service Scooter Club while they attempted their blindfolded two-mile walk.'

Helping blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives, Blind Veterans UK offers its expertise in order to give veterans the support they need to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life.

By supporting Blind Veterans UK, Specsavers in Blackpool is helping the charity to continue to offer physical and emotional support to vision impaired members of the military, as it has been doing since 1915. 

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