Sleaford optician’s helps blind veterans charity in Armed Forces Week

Specsavers in Sleaford is helping and raising awareness for Blind Veterans UK charity during Armed Forces Week. EMN-150619-115728001
Specsavers in Sleaford is helping and raising awareness for Blind Veterans UK charity during Armed Forces Week. EMN-150619-115728001

Staff at an opticians in Sleaford will be fundraising for blinded veterans throughout Armed Forces Week (June 22 to 28).

Specsavers in Sleaford is helping celebrate 100 years of the Blind Veterans UK charity’s work helping blind ex-service men and women, by encouraging donations from customers.

Specsavers store director for Sleaford, James Coleman, says: “If customers have any loose change they would like to donate, we have a collection tin in store throughout the week. 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.“

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 with life beyond sight loss.

Nick Caplin, Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK says: “We hope that the partnership with Specsavers in Sleaford will help us to continue to raise awareness and support for the life changing work of the charity in our centenary year.”

To donate or book an eye test, visit Specsavers at 44 Southgate, Sleaford, NG34 7RR, call 01529 411 160, or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/sleaford