Swansea staff raise money for BVUK
Specsavers in Swansea has raised almost £150 for charity Blind Veterans UK (BVUK) with a fundraiser in store.
Staff donned fancy dress and organised a cake sake and raffle as part of Specsavers’ support for Armed Forces Day.
BVUK was established in 1915 and provides support from those who have lost or damaged their sight in military service, as well as ex-personnel who have lost their sight through illness, accident or old age.
The charity also 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.
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 whose vision has been partially or fully damaged.
A life beyond sight loss
Stephen Jones, director of Specsavers in Swansea, 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 was a brilliant chance to have a bit of fun whilst also digging deep for this fantastic organisation. We would like to thank all of those who supported our fundraising efforts as it make a difference to some very deserving people.’