Opticians saluting our soldiers through charity
Specsavers in Worcester has been working closely with the charity Forces Support to fundraise for Armed Forces Day 2014.
On the day the team donated £1 for every person who visited their free walk-in contact lens fitting clinic to the charity, which supports vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.
Team members were also joined by volunteers from Forces Support as they ran a stand outside the store, offering information about the charity which provides support regardless of the cause of sight loss. In addition to the free walk-in clinic, the store gave away goodie bags brimming with Specsavers vouchers and treats.
Alan Richards, store director at Specsavers, said: ‘We are very proud to be donating to men and women who dedicated their lives to protect us and our country. This is just one way that we can pay our respects, and we hope that plenty of people join us in our support.’
Forces Support is a charity set up in honour of all the brave service personnel who have lost their life in current and recent conflicts, or while serving. The charity provides general maintenance around the home and garden for families of a lost member by employing professional builders and maintenance personnel and apprentices, who are direct employees of the charity. They accept applications from parents, widows, widowers and children of bereaved military personnel.