Staff at Specsavers in Street will be swapping their specs for aprons next week as they serve up tasty treats as part of Armed Forces Week (20-26 June).
Showing their support for Blind Veterans UK, the team at Specsavers on the High Street will be dressed in red, white and blue as they host a cake sale on Tuesday 21 June.
The activity follows Specsavers’ successful involvement in last year’s Make a Spectacle of Yourself campaign, where more than £20,000 was raised for ex-Service men and women across the country who have been blinded in action or have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age.
Colin Shearer, store director, said: ‘Blind Veterans UK provides crucial support to those who have either lost or had their sight damaged while representing our country in the armed forces. The charity works tirelessly to give its members their independence back and helps them discover a life beyond sight loss.
‘Armed Forces Week is a brilliant chance to have a bit of fun while raising vital funds for this fantastic organisation. We will all be dressed up in red, white and blue on the day and it would be great to see customers and members of the wider community pop in for a slice of cake on Tuesday to raise as much money as possible. It makes a real difference to some very deserving people.’
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.