The Specsavers team in Eltham has put their money where their mouth is in support of Blind Veterans UK.

Sterling effort in charity fundraiser

Specsavers Eltham celebrated 100 years of the charity’s work by hosting a week-long fundraising drive in store to raise almost £500 for the charity.

Throughout the week, the store donated £1 from every sight test to the cause, as well as hosting a bake sale and tombola.

Specsavers Eltham store director, Mike Williams, said: ‘We were delighted to support Blind Veterans UK in their centenary year. 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.’

Supporting ex-service men and women

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 were delighted that Specsavers in Eltham 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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