Service people in a Richmond recovery centre are receiving the backing of the town’s eyecare experts this December.

The team from Specsavers in Richmond is donating £1 from every eye test carried out in store this month and hosting a special prize drawn to raise funds for Phoenix House recovery centre.

Run by Help for Heroes and supported by the Royal British Legion, the centre supports people who have been wounded, injured or become sick while serving the country.

A word from the store director

Ross Campbell, store director at Specsavers in Richmond, is leading the campaign: ‘Last year, our annual fundraiser for Phoenix House raised in excess of £1,000, and our aim is to raise another four figure sum this year.

‘As well as donating £1 for each eye test, you can also buy tickets for our raffle and be in with a chance of taking home a Christmas hamper.

‘We have always had the backing of our local community and we’re calling on them again to help us make a difference to the lives of our service men and women.’

More about the initiative

Individual tickets for the prize draw can be purchased in store for £1, or a strip of five costs £3.

Phoenix House recovery centre aims to inspire those who have been wounded, injured or become sick while serving the country and enable them to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives.

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