Harrogate Specsavers help raise charity funds

A Team of charitable opticians baked up a treat and raised more than £287 in the process for Blind Veterans UK.

The team at Harrogate Specsavers recently presented shoppers with a range of home baked cakes, tarts and buns which were available for a donation.



The activity, which was in aid of the Tarts for Troops campaign, raised much needed money for the charity Blind Veterans UK. The charity provides blind and vision impaired veterans throughout the UK with access to the finest quality services to help them discover life beyond sight loss. These include providing lifelong welfare support, rehabilitation, training, residential and respite care.

 

John Broadbery, store director at Harrogate Specsavers, said:

Like Blind Veterans UK the team here believes that no-one who has served our country should battle blindness alone. That’s why we wanted to show our support for such a great cause by taking part in Tarts for Troops.

 

 

L-R Specsavers employees Jasmine Hall, Louise Morrey and Kirsty Shewan
L-R Specsavers employees Jasmine Hall, Louise Morrey and Kirsty Shewan



 

Robert Leader, Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK, said:

Blind Veterans UK greatly appreciates Specsavers’ valuable support for our Tarts for Troops campaign. With Specsavers’ help we can continue to provide life changing support to blind veterans. It doesn’t matter when the blind veteran served, or for how long. Nor does it matter how they lost their sight. If they served our country then they do not have to battle blindness alone. Blind Veterans UK is here for them.

 

Blind Veterans UK is a national charity that believes that no-one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. It provides blind and vision impaired ex-service men and women with lifelong support including welfare support, rehabilitation, training, residential and respite care.

 

L - R Specsavers employees Jasmine Hall and Louise Morrey
L – R Specsavers employees Jasmine Hall and Louise Morrey

 

The charity needs £100 million every five years to provide lifelong support to blind ex-service men and women.


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