Specsavers in Ripon donated £1 for every eye test for one weekend to Blind Veterans UK (BVUK).

The store on Fishergate raised a fantastic £176 which will all go towards the organisation that 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.

A word from the store director

Caroline Sullivan, store director at Specsavers in Ripon says: ‘We’re so pleased to be able to do our bit and give back by raising both money and awareness for BVUK.

‘The charity works tirelessly to give those who have either lost or had their sight damaged while representing our country in the armed forces their independence back and helps them discover a life beyond sight loss.’

About 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.

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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