Northallerton opticians raise vital funds for Blind Veterans UK
The team at Specsavers in Northallerton recently raised over £200 for Blind Veterans UK.
Armed forces week
The store donated £1 for every sight test that was carried out during Armed Forces Week (20-27 June). The vital funds will go towards providing support for ex-service men and women blinded in action, as well as veterans who have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age.
Store director Ruth Sinclair says: ‘We’re really pleased with how much we’ve raised! The team here at Specsavers is always looking for different ways to fundraise and help worthy causes. Blind Veterans UK is a great charity, who provides fundamental support for people who have served our country. We’d like to thank our customers for getting behind us during Armed Forces Week.’
Blind veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK was established in 1915 by founder of the Daily Express and former owner of the Evening Standard, Sir Arthur Pearson after he lost his own sight to glaucoma. Nearly a century later, Blind Veterans UK not only cares for ex-Service men and women blinded in action, but for veterans who have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age. The charity provides residential and respite care plus sports facilities, as well as qualified welfare staff who help blind veterans across the UK to live independently within their own communities.