Ammanford opticians make a spectacle to support BVUK
Staff at Specsavers in Ammanford have donned their daftest fancy dress as part of Armed Forces week.
To show support for this year’s Armed Forces Week (20-26 June), Specsavers in Ammanford hosted a day of fancy dress fun to raise money for Blind Veterans UK (BVUK).
Last year more than £20,000 was raised
The activity follows Specsavers’ successful involvement in last year’s Make a Spectacle of Yourself campaign, where more than £20,000 was raised for ex-Service men and women across the country who have been blinded in action or have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age.
BVUK provides ‘crucial support’
Kevin McCarthy, store director at Specsavers in Ammanford says: ‘Blind Veterans UK provides crucial support to those who have either lost or had their sight damaged while representing our country in the armed forces. The charity works tirelessly to give its members their independence back and helps them discover a life beyond sight loss.
‘Armed Forces Week is a brilliant chance to have a bit of fun whilst also digging deep for this fantastic organisation. We encourage all of our staff, customers and wider members of the community to get involved in whatever way they can – whether it’s sticking on their glad rags or sparing a little change. It makes a difference to some very deserving people.’
Blind Veterans UK not only cares for ex-Service men and women blinded in action, but for veterans who have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age. The charity provides residential and respite care plus sports facilities, as well as qualified welfare staff who help blind veterans to live independently.