Accrington Specsavers pledged to donate £1 for every sight test throughout Armed Forces Week 2015, 22 to 28 June, to Blind Veterans UK.

Specsavers Accrington are helping celebrate 100 years of the charity’s work helping blind ex-Service men and women, by encouraging donations in the store. As well as dedicating £1 per sight test, store staff encouraged customers to ‘make a spectacle of themselves’ in a special photobooth for a donation.

Fundraising pledge

Specsavers Accrington store director, Suzanna George said: ‘We’re delighted to be supporting Blind Veterans UK this year. The charity are currently supporting more than 4,000 blind veterans and with our help, they hope to reach their target of recruiting 700 new beneficiaries in the coming year.’ 

Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and offers support, training and rehabilitation to blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. The charity’s mission is to ensure that all blind veterans have access to the finest quality services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

Life changing work

Nick Caplin, Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK said: ‘We are delighted that Specsavers in Accrington has agreed to dedicate £1 for every sight test during Armed Forces Week to the charity. We hope that the partnership will help us to continue to raise awareness and support for the life changing work of the charity in our centenary year.’ 

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