Local residents are being encouraged to donate unwanted items as part of Recycle Week (12-18 September) and help Specsavers in Burnham-on-Sea raise vital funds for Blind Veterans UK.

Throughout the week a box will be placed in-store so that people can drop off specific items that they no longer need. These include; jewellery, currency and coins, stamps, mobile phones, cameras and gadgets which will be recycled to raise money for the charity that provides support to blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women. 

Digging deep for charity

‘We raised nearly £300 for Blind Veterans earlier this year as part of a charity sale we held during Armed Forces Week so we were keen to help again,’ said store director Rama Venkat. ‘It’s likely that everyone will have at least one of the required items around the house that they no longer need or use so please dig them out and drop them off at the store.’   

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.

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