As part of Armed Forces Week, taking place from 23 – 29 June, Specsavers in Norris Green is fundraising for Blind Veterans UK, in support of ex-service men and women who have lost their vision or are suffering from a visual impairment.

The work that Blind Veterans UK do

The charity provides guidance and support to veterans, which includes helping them to relearn vital life skills and providing them with the tools they need to be independent in their own homes, offering new learning, training and recreation opportunities as well as providing long-term nursing, residential and respite care.

Blind Veterans UK provides vital support for the men and women who have served our country, and it doesn't matter when they served, or for how long. Blind Veterans UK work hard to support this community to ensure they do not have to battle blindness alone, no matter how they lost thier sight.

Why it’s important to help

Paul Stanway, store director at Norris Green says: ‘Blindness or visual impairment affects many of our ex-service men and women, meaning a number require additional support. Blind Veterans UK play a vital role in providing this day to day care.    

He continues: ‘In most cases these veterans have been brave enough to risk their lives and stand up to protect our country, so now it’s time for us to all give back where we can. At Specsavers in Norris Green we are asking our customers to give what they can in support of Blind Veterans UK.’

Donations will be taken in store throughout Armed Forces Week, which is runs from 23 – 29 June 2014.

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