Op­ti­cian’s do­na­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

An op­ti­cian in Ruther­glen is do­nat­ing £1 for ev­ery sight test to Blind Vet­er­ans UK through­out Armed Forces Week.

Spec­savers Ruther­glen is help­ing celebrate 100 years of the char­ity’s work help­ing blind ex-ser­vice­men and women, by en­cour­ag­ing do­na­tions in the store dur­ing the spe­cial week which runs from June 22 to 28.

Spec­savers Ruther­glen store di­rec­tor Peter Beaton said: “We’re de­lighted to be sup­port­ing Blind Vet­er­ans UK this year.

“The char­ity is cur­rently sup­port­ing more than 4000 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 per­son­nel.

The char­ity’s mis­sion is to en­sure all blind vet­er­ans have ac­cess to the best ser­vices to help them cope with life be­yond sight loss.

Nick Caplin, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Blind Vet­er­ans UK said: “We are de­lighted Spec­savers in Ruther­glen has agreed to ded­i­cate £ 1 for ev­ery sight test dur­ing Armed Forces Week to the char­ity. We hope the part­ner­ship will help us to con­tinue to sup­port for the life-chang­ing work of the char­ity in our cen­te­nary year.”

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