The team at Specsavers in Ripley are digging deep and getting into the spirit of Armed Forces Week (20-26 June).

Customers visiting the store will find it decked out in flags, and the team are encouraging people to spare a few pennies for charity with collection tins placed at the till points. All the proceeds from the tins will be going to 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.

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