Specsavers Chatham has raised almost £500 in a fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK.

The store donated £1 for every sight test conducted in store and sold dried flowers to customers to encourage donations.

Armed Forces Week

The fundraising began in Armed Forces Week, between 23 June and 29 June; an event in Chatham which is steeped in military history and honours British servicemen and women.

During the week 90 Specsavers stores raised money for the charity and Chatham was one of the top five fundraisers.

Inspiring work

Store director David Moorman says: ‘We raised £482.11 in total, which we’re thrilled to be donating to Blind Veterans UK.

‘The charity needs support to continue helping ex-service men and women who have lost their sight after doing such inspiring work serving our country. We have continued to sell the dried flowers since Armed Forces Week so we can raise as much as possible for such an important cause.’

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