Members of staff at Specsavers in Lichfield raised funds for armed forces charity, The Royal British Legion, on 11 November, ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Fundraising activities

Customers visiting the store on Market Street were transported back in time to the 1940s, with staff decorating the store vintage style and ditching their usual uniforms in favour of wartime outfits for the day. 

The festivities didn’t stop there; the team held a cake sale in store and sold poppies in exchange for a charitable donation. There was also a charity raffle taking place throughout the day. All money raised went to The Royal British Legion. 

A word from the store director

Store director Praful Patel, said: ‘It was a brilliant day and the team made a tremendous effort with all the cake making, raffle, dressing up and transforming the store. 

‘We’re delighted to support such a great charity and fund their work to improve the lives of those who have served our country. As a team, we wanted to take this opportunity to raise money and give something back.

'We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along at the weekend for their generosity. The money raised will go towards supporting thousands of serving men, women, veterans and their families in the armed forces community.’

About The Royal British Legion

Established after the First World War, The Royal British Legion supports members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

The charity aims to improve the welfare of service men and women as well as their families and safeguard the memory of those who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others. 

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