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.”