Opticians raises funds for the forces
The team at Specsavers in Stroud got out their barbeque tongs and fancy dress in aid of Blind Veterans UK, raising a total of £363 for the charity.
Burgers for donations
The team at 22 Kings Street, held a barbeque outside the store and sold burgers to customers, with all money raised going to Blind Veterans UK. Customers got involved by dressing up in army-related props and having their picture taken to show their support on social media.
‘We had a fantastic day flipping burgers for the forces – even the rain didn’t bother us!’ said store director Rizwan Choonara. ‘It’s so important that we support our armed forces and Blind Veterans UK is just one of the charities that can help. Thank you to the Stroud community for showing you support!’
Throughout Armed Forces Week, the team also donated £1 from every sight test to the charity, which added significantly to the total.
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.