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Bridgend opticians support Blind Veterans

07 August, 2014
Mairwen Chess and Carol Oakley of Specsavers in Bridgend
Mairwen Chess and Carol Oakley of Specsavers in Bridgend

Specsavers in Bridgend has raised more than £250 for the armed forces charity Blind Veterans UK.

Store baked treats for customers 

To coincide with Armed Forces Week, the store held two fundraising events. The enthusiastic staff baked a range of sweet and savoury treats for their customers, and decorated the store with Union Jack flags.

And the store also hosted a stall as part of a community day in Bridgend’s town centre, offering repairs and adjustments to locals for a small donation to the cause. A total of £263.50 was raised from the two events.

Vision-impaired ex-service men and women 

Blind Veterans UK supports vision-impaired ex-service men and women by providing equipment, mobility training and teaching computing and cooking skills.

Ann Simpkin, director of Specsavers in Bridgend, said: ‘I’m delighted the store has been able to raise these funds for Blind Veterans UK in just two days of activity!

‘We’re always keen to support our charity partners, and we’re very grateful to our customers who are happy to contribute to the cause. 

‘Every penny raised was donated to Blind Veterans UK, who support all ex-service personnel who suffer from sight loss to live independently.’

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