The team at Rugeley Specsavers has raised more than £100 for Blind Veterans UK after hosting a week of fundraising in store.

Armed Forces Week

Showing their support for the charity during Armed Forces Week, the team decorated the store and asked customers to make donations to the charity. Specsavers also pledged to donate £1 from every sight test carried out over the week, increasing the total to £113.80.

Store director, Minal Naik, said: ‘Armed Forces Week provided us with a brilliant opportunity to have a bit of fun while raising vital funds for the charity, so we’d just like to thank all of our customers who generously made a donation.

‘Blind Veterans UK is a fantastic charity which does some great work to support those who have lost or damaged their sight while serving in the armed forces and I’m sure the money we’ve raised will help them continue to deliver their valuable work.’

Blind Veterans UK was established in 1915 by founder of the Daily Express and former owner of the Evening Standard, Sir Arthur Pearson after he lost his own sight to glaucoma. Nearly a century later, Blind Veterans UK not only cares for ex-service men and women blinded in action, but for veterans who have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age. The charity provides residential and respite care plus sports facilities, as well as qualified welfare staff who help blind veterans across the UK to live independently within their own communities.

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