Hastings helps blind veteran
Specsavers Hastings helped a blind veteran join the march to the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday with the charity Blind Veterans UK.
Donating for Dave
66 year old David Mackenzie, known as Dave, joined more than 100 other blind veterans on the march. The store donated £1 from every eye test they carried out in the run up to the march to help Dave take part.
Dave comes from a military family. He joined the Army in 1968, serving in the Royal Transport Corps and the Royal Military Police.
After leaving the forces, Dave later became a nurse and also worked for Southern Rail. He lost his sight due to glaucoma in 2011.
Delighted to help
Rob Lofting, store director in Hastings, said: ‘We were delighted to have been able to support Dave to take part in this march. Our veterans have given so much to this country, and we really wanted to give something back.
‘Specsavers has supported Blind Veterans UK since 2012 – but has also referred a number of customers in the UK so that they can receive individualised support from the charity. It is a great cause – and we hope Dave had a memorable day.’