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Runcorn team raises £350 for Blind Veterans UK

24 August, 2015
Siobhan Carmichael, In store Trainer, and Sophie Atherton, Trainee Dispensing Optician
Runcorn Specsavers team raised £350 for Blind Veterans UK centenary in store

The Runcorn Specsavers team raised £350 after putting their best feet forward for Blind Veterans UK during Armed Forces Week 2015. Specsavers Runcorn helped celebrate 100 years of the charity’s work helping blind ex-Service men and women, by fundraising in the store.

As well as donating £250 as a result of dedicating £1 per sight test, store staff peddled their way to an extra £100 by riding an exercise bike in store from 10am-4pm and holding a cake sale.

A big thank you

Specsavers Runcorn store director, Chris Graham said: ‘On behalf of the store team and the charity I would like to say a big thank you to our generous customers for helping us to raise a fantastic £350 for Blind Veterans UK this year.

The charity is currently supporting more than 4,000 blind veterans and with our help, they hope to reach their target of recruiting 700 new beneficiaries in the coming year.

It was certainly a packed week and the in-store bike ride and the cake sale went down a treat with the team and our customers.'

A great cause

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.

Nick Caplin, Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK said: ‘Many thanks to all the staff and customers in Runcorn. We hope that the partnership will help us to continue to raise awareness and support for the life changing work of the charity in our centenary year.’ 

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