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Droitwich supports blind veterans at the Cenotaph

13 December, 2017
Hannah Hodgkins (supervisor) and Shabbar Hasan (optical apprentice)
Hannah Hodgkins (supervisor) and Shabbar Hasan (optical apprentice)

Specsavers in Droitwich raised more than £50 to support the Blind Veterans UK march at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday (12 November).

The team had collection buckets in store and ran specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) for customers and passers-by.

A word from the store director

Store director Emma Singh, said: ‘We are all immensely thankful to our military service personnel and we’re delighted to fundraise for this prestigious cause.

‘It is always encouraging to see support from our local community and we are proud to have supported the blind veterans and paid our respects to fallen comrades marching at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.’

Blind Veterans UK

Specsavers has supported Blind Veterans UK since 2012 and, as well as raising money for the charity, have referred a number of customers to them so they can access its support.

Blind Veterans UK [www.blindveterans.org.uk] is the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, providing vital practical and emotional support to help veterans discover life beyond sight loss.

The charity estimates that there are currently 59,000 blind veterans that would be eligible to access its specialist support, most of whom are not aware of it.

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