Standing to attention for forces charity
A host of fundraising activities took place at Specsavers in Ludlow and raised £62 for Blind Veterans UK as part of Armed Forces Week (23-29 June).
The team was supporting the charity with its No One Alone campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the charity and the type of support it provides for vision-impaired veterans.
Customers who visited the forces-themed decorated store throughout the week were able to buy poppy seeds, plus homemade cup-cakes were available in return for donations. To boost the fundraising total further, £1 from every sight test carried out during the week was donated to Blind Veterans UK.
Store director Nicola Aubrey, said: ‘We thought it was important for us to show our support and I’d like say a big thank you to everyone who came down and get involved.’
Blind Veterans UK is the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. The charity provides support regardless of the cause of their sight loss.
Blind Veterans UK launched its No One Alone campaign in October 2012. It aims to reach out to the 68,000 plus blind ex-Service personnel who would benefit from the charity’s services but either do not know about the charity or do not know that they are eligible for its lifelong support. Research suggests that the majority of these did National Service, are currently in their 70s and 80s and suffering from age related sight loss.