Specsavers in Barry is set to show its support for a Royal Marines parade that is marching through the town centre this Saturday (18 June).
At the event the team will be offering customers the opportunity to have minor adjustments and repairs to their frames in return for a donation to the military charity, Help for Heroes.
Armed Forces Day
The ship’s company of HMS Cambria will march past the store and through the town centre, stopping at the civic offices to raise the Armed Forces Day flag in advance of Armed Forces Day itself. This is a national celebration that will be officially recognised on Saturday 25 June.
Help for Heroes is a particularly important organisation for the team at Specsavers in Barry with store manager, Kath McNicholas, seeing her son Joe take part in the Cardiff Half Marathon this October to fundraise on behalf of his friends who serve in the military.
Help for Heroes
Store director Jamie Pullen is pleased to be supporting the event: ‘Excitement is building in the town this week ahead of the Royal Marines parade and we want to show our support by using the event as an opportunity to fundraise for a military charity.
‘We’re urging customers to really get behind our efforts for Help for Heroes, which is actually our chosen charity for the year.
By dropping in a pair of glasses that need adjusting this weekend, you’ll be helping an important charity and getting your frames fixed!’ Last year, Help for Heroes supported more than 4,000 veterans through their recovery centres. Other services offered by the organisation include financial support and sports recovery for service men, women and their families.