The team at Specsavers in Street showed their support for Blind Veterans UK (BVUK) by serving up some delicious home baked treats and raising £45.
Swapping lenses and frames for aprons and ovens, staff donned red white and blue outfits and hosted a cake sale during Armed Forces Week (20-26 June) to raise vital funds.
A fantastic effort
Store director Colin Shearer said: ‘the team made a fantastic effort to dress up and threw themselves into fundraising. Blind Veterans UK is a fantastic charity, and it provides essential support to ex-servicemen and women who have lost their sight while representing our country.’
The team also took part in this year’s ‘Make a Spectacle of Yourself’ campaign, looking funny for money with a range of photo-booth props. Last year, the same campaign raised more than £20,000 for Blind Veterans UK.
BVUK 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.
To make a donation to Blind Veterans UK visit www.blindveterans.org.uk/how-you-can-help/donate-online-now/ or www.justgiving.com/blindveterans.