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Swindon fundraises for Blind Veterans UK

24 July, 2015
Norman Roper ex serviceman supported by Blind Veterans UK
Norman Roper ex serviceman supported by Blind Veterans UK

The team at Specsavers Swindon cooked up a storm as part of Armed Forces Week 2015 (22 to 28 June) and raised over £100 for Blind Veterans UK. 

On Armed Forces Day itself (Saturday 27 June) Specsavers helped to celebrate 100 years of the charity’s work by holding a cake sale as well as a dress down day, with everyone paying for the privilege to wear non-uniform.    

David Grieves, store director in Swindon, said: ‘We’re delighted to support Blind Veterans UK and would like to thank local people for helping us to raise £115. The charity is currently supporting more than 4,000 blind veterans and with our help, they hope to reach their target of recruiting 700 new beneficiaries in the coming year.’  

Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and offers support, training and rehabilitation to blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. The charity’s mission is to ensure that all blind veterans have access to the finest quality services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

Nick Caplin, chief executive of Blind Veterans UK said: ‘We are delighted that Specsavers in Swindon supported us during Armed Forces Week. We hope that the partnership will help us to continue to raise awareness and support for the life changing work of the charity in our centenary year.’  

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