Staff at Specsavers in Paisley raised over £115 after taking part in the 5k fun run during the Giffnock North AAC Running Festival at Roukenglen Park.

Armed Forces Week
The store has donated the sum to Blind Veterans UK to support Armed Forces Week, 22 and 28 June. The opticians had collection tins in-store as well as a tombola stand and customers have been digging deep for the cause.

Staff at the store also organised a dress down day, with everyone participating paying £1 each.

Fun run
The Giffnock North AAC Running Festival comprised a 10k road race and a 5k fun run. Gail Thompson, store director of Specsavers in Paisley, said: ‘I’d like to congratulate all of our staff who took part – we had a fantastic time completing the 5k fun run in the glorious sunshine.

Knowing that we were raising money for such a worthy charity really spurred us on! I’d also like to thank all our customers who very kindly donated.’

Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) was founded in 1915 and the charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in World War I. But the organisation has gone on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning World War II to recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan. 

For 100 years, the charity has been providing vital free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support to blind and vision impaired veterans. Find out more at

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