Staff at the Selby store hosted a tombola and donated £1 per eye test for one weekend to Blind Veterans UK (BVUK).

The store on Gowthorpe raised a huge £400 which will all go towards the organisation that 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.

'Pleased to do our bit'

Andy Nunwick, store director at Specsavers in Selby said: ‘Blind Veterans UK provides crucial support to those who have either lost or had their sight damaged while representing our country in the armed forces.

'The charity works tirelessly to give its members their independence back and helps them discover a life beyond sight loss.

‘We’re so pleased to be able to do our bit and give back by raising both money and awareness for BVUK.’

About Blind Veterans UK

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.

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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