Northallerton opticians dig deep to support Blind Veterans UK
Staff at Northallerton Specsavers showed their support for this year’s Armed Forces Week (20-26 June), by donating £1 for every sight test* that was carried out, with all proceeds going to Blind Veterans UK (BVUK).
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.
Ruth Sinclair, store director at Specsavers in Northallerton 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 support such a worthy cause. We encourage all of our staff, customers and wider members of the community to get involved in whatever way they can. It makes a difference to some very deserving people.’
*Not NHS sight tests