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Runcorn team fundraise for Blind Veterans Uk

26 June, 2015
A British soldier supported by Blind Veterans Uk
A British soldier supported by Blind Veterans Uk

The Runcorn Specsavers team got on their bikes as part of a major fundraising drive for Blind Veterans UK this Armed Forces Week 2015, 22 to 28 June.

Specsavers Runcorn helped celebrate 100 years of the charity’s work helping blind ex-Service men and women, by fundraising in the store. As well as dedicating £1 per sight test, store staff put their best foot forward and peddling as far as they can on an exercise bike in store from 10am-4pm on Friday, 26 June.

Treats in store

The same day, staff also had a variety of tasty treats available for customers at their charity cake sale.

Specsavers Runcorn store director, Chris Graham said: ‘We’re delighted to support Blind Veterans UK this year with our in-store cycle, cake sale, collection tins and eye test donations. The charity is currently supporting more than 4,000 blind veterans and with our help, they hope to reach their target of recruiting 700 new beneficiaries in the coming year.’ 

A fantastic cause

Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and offers support, training and rehabilitation to blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. The charity’s mission is to ensure that all blind veterans have access to the finest quality services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

Nick Caplin, chief executive of Blind Veterans UK said: ‘We are delighted that Specsavers in Runcorn agreed to dedicate £1 for every sight test during Armed Forces Week to the charity. We hope that the partnership will help us to continue to raise awareness and support for the life changing work of the charity in our centenary year.’ 

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