Preston Specsavers helped to celebrate 100 years Blind Veterans UK throughout Armed Forces Week 2015, 22 to 28 June, to Blind Veterans UK.

Specsavers Preston highlighted the charity’s work helping blind ex-Service men and women, by encouraging donations in the store’s collection tin. Staff also encouraged customers to ‘make a spectacle of themselves’ in a special photobooth for a donation.

Supporting the cause

Specsavers Preston store director, Christopher Shore said: ‘We’re delighted to be supporting Blind Veterans UK this year. The charity is currently supporting more than 4,000 blind veterans and with our help, they hope to reach their target of recruiting 700 new beneficiaries in the coming year.’ 

Access to invaluable services

Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and offers support, training and rehabilitation to blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.The charity’s mission is to ensure that all blind veterans have access to the finest quality services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

Nick Caplin, chief executive of Blind Veterans UK said: ‘We hope that the partnership will help us to continue to raise awareness and support for the life changing work of the charity in our centenary year.’ 

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