Staff at Specsavers in Stratford-upon-Avon donned fancy dress as part of Armed Forces Week (20-26 June). 

Fundraising success

The team at the store took on a red, white and blue theme and held a bake sale raising nearly £100 for Blind Veterans UK (BVUK).   

Paul Griffiths, store director, said; ‘The cakes went down a storm and so we are delighted to be able to make this donation to Blind Veterans UK who provide such crucial support to those who have either lost or had their sight damaged while representing our country in the armed forces.’

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. Nearly a century later, Blind Veterans UK 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. 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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