Staff at Specsavers in Selby donned their best fancy dress and arranged a fun day which resulted in more than £100 being raised during Armed Forces week.
To show their support the team in Selby hosted a two-day fundraising bonanza of vintage fancy dress and a colouring competition together with a raffle, bake stall, face painting and a tombola to raise money for Blind Veterans UK (BVUK).
The activity followed Specsavers’ successful involvement in last year’s Make a Spectacle of Yourself campaign, where more than £20,000 was raised for ex-Service men and women across the country who have been blinded in action or have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age.
A word from the store director
Andy Nunwick, store director at Specsavers in Selby said: ‘Blind Veterans UK provides crucial support to those who have either lost or had their sight damaged while representing our country in the armed forces. The charity works tirelessly to give its members their independence back and helps them discover a life beyond sight loss.
‘Armed Forces Week was a brilliant chance to have a bit of fun while also digging deep for this fantastic organisation. I’m so pleased we managed to raise these vital funds and would like to thank all who took part and supported my team.’
The team at Specsavers in Selby would like to personally thank the following local businesses for supporting its fundraising activity; Eden Camp, NYMR Museum, Treehouse, Jinnah, Kitty Elisse, Salondays, Stag & Boy and Capri.
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.