The staff at Specsavers Great Yarmouth have been digging deep raising £299, as part of Armed Forces week.
Fundraising in force
To show support for this year’s Armed Forces Week, the store hosted an entire week of fundraising including £1 from every eye test to raise money for Blind Veterans UK (BVUK).
Last year Specsavers’ successful involvement in the Make a Spectacle of Yourself campaign, over £20,000 was raised for ex-Service men and women nationally who have been blinded in action or have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age.
Store director, Martin McCormack says: ‘BVUK provides crucial support for those who have either damaged or lost their sight 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 dig deep for this fantastic organisation. We encouraged all of our staff, customers and wider members of the community to get involved in whatever way they could. It makes a difference to some very deserving people.’
Blind Veterans UK was established in 1915 by founder of the Daily Express and former owner of the Evening Standard, Sir Arthur Pearson after he lost his own sight to glaucoma. Nearly a century later, Blind Veterans UK not only cares for ex-Service men and women blinded in action, but for veterans who have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age. The charity 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.
To make a donation to Blink Veterans UK click here