The Kirkintilloch store raised more than £290 for Blind Veterans UK in order to help veterans across the UK march at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday.

The charity sent around 100 blind veterans on the all-expenses paid trip, which cost £900 per person.

Fundraising drive

Specsavers in Kirkintilloch held a fundraising day during which the store donated £1 for every eye test conducted and also held a minute’s silence to remember British soldiers who have died in conflicts all over the world.

Staff organised a bake sale to boost the total offering a selection of delicious cakes, and customers had the chance to enter a competition to win a fabulous hamper.

Specsavers Kirkintilloch store director, Neil Drain said: ‘We are all immensely thankful to our military service personnel. We are proud to contribute towards the cost of ensuring veterans were able to reach London and pay their respects to their fallen comrades by marching to the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.’

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