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Team bakes for blind veterans

14 December, 2017
The team in Sleaford held a 1940s themed fundraiser in aid of BVUK
The team in Sleaford held a 1940s themed fundraiser in aid of BVUK

Specsavers in Sleaford recently collected funds to support charity Blind Veterans UK (BVUK), to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Vintage fundraising activities

The team at the store on Southgate held a bake sale in store with a 1940s theme, which saw staff swap their uniforms for retro forties fashion. They offered a selection of homemade cakes and goodies to customers in return for a donation, which raised £28.57 in total.

‘We had great fun on our forties fundraising day in store and while we didn’t raise a huge amount, we know that every little helps,’ said store director Bijal Ladva.

‘BVUK does a huge amount of good work and we wanted to contribute towards their mission to help veterans march at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday. Thanks to all those who gave generously at our event.’

About 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 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. For more information about the charity go to www.blindveterans.org.uk.

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