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Opticians window dressed to impress for Armed Forces Week

24 June, 2016
The hand painted poppies that clinched Specsavers the award for 'Best Dressed Window'
The hand painted poppies that clinched Specsavers the award for 'Best Dressed Window'

Specsavers in Sleaford has won the community competition for the ‘Best Dressed Window’ for Armed Forces Day.

The team at Specsavers in Southgate decked out their store window with hand painted poppies created by store manager Kathryn Carroll as well as bunting, flags and stickers. The team will be attending the prize giving ceremony at the Sleaford Council offices on Friday evening.

To support Armed Forces Day itself, the team are dressing up in 1940s outfits and selling home-baked goodies to customers, with all the proceeds going to Blind Veterans UK. Throughout the week, the store is offering a 10% discount on glasses for all members of the Armed Forces when they present their military ID.

‘We’re thrilled to have won the competition for Sleaford’s best dressed window display for Armed Forces Week,’ said Sleaford store director James Coleman. ‘It’s important to us to show our support for the men and women in our Armed Forces, and raising money for Blind Veterans UK is one of the ways that we can do this.

We have lots of exciting things going on in store this week and we’re enjoying welcoming members of the military for a discount as a small token of our appreciation.’

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