Specsavers’ funds for veterans

Claire Bellamy, Shaleen Summers, Chrissie Gravell, Keri Thornton and Becky Finney.

Claire Bellamy, Shaleen Summers, Chrissie Gravell, Keri Thornton and Becky Finney. - Credit: Archant

HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised for an armed forces charity by staff at Clevedon’s Specsavers store.

Claire Bellamy, Shaleen Summers, Chrissie Gravell, Keri Thornton and Becky Finney.

Claire Bellamy, Shaleen Summers, Chrissie Gravell, Keri Thornton and Becky Finney. - Credit: Archant

As part of Armed Forces Week, the shop in The Triangle held a day of fundraising activities in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

This included selling cakes and poppy seeds and also a raffle for a hamper of luxury goods.

Store director Emma Perrigo said: “As a charity, Blind Veterans UK has achieved a great amount, but in order to continue their work with our ex-servicemen, they need ongoing support.

“We hope by holding this event we can remind people of the fantastic work the charity does.”


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A total of £290 was raised which included £5 donated by Specsavers for every sight test held during the day.

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