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Sweet treats for a terrific cause

12 August, 2014
Staff from Specsavers opticians in Hamilton at a charity bake sale
Kay Muir and Sarah Duncan with some of the bake sale treats

Staff at Specsavers Hamilton gave Mary Berry a run for her money when they whipped up treats for a bake sale to raise money for a fantastic cause.

The kind-hearted team got their aprons on and baked a tempting spread of cakes which raised £138.77 for Blind Veterans UK.

Customers were asked to make small donations in return for a tasty treat, and had a host of delights to choose from including cupcakes, biscuits, brownies and cakes.

68,000 blind ex-Service personnel
Blind Veterans UK is the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, providing support and rehabilitation regardless of the cause of their sight loss. 

The charity launched its No One Alone campaign 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, and are currently in their 70s and 80s and suffering from age related sight loss.

Nishma Patel, a dispensing optician in the store, said: ‘Blind Veterans UK provides vital support to ex-Service men and women across the UK, and it’s a charity that we are delighted to support.

We all had a great time baking up a storm for our fundraiser, and we were delighted with the response from customers.

A huge thanks to everyone who came along to the store and donated to this very worthwhile cause.’

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