Specsavers in Rushden helped raise awareness of Blind Veterans UK and raised £224 for the charity throughout Armed Forces Week with a themed fancy dress.

British-themed fancy dress

The team joined the town in marking Armed Forces Day on 20 June, celebrating 100 years of the charity’s work helping blind ex-Service men and women with British-themed fancy dress.

‘We’re very proud to have supported Blind Veterans UK throughout Armed Forces Week,’ said David Williams, store director. ‘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.’

About the charity

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.

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