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Scunthorpe Sweethearts 'Raise' Charity Funds

Friday, 27 July 2012

A TEAM of charitable opticians baked up and treat and raised more than £280 in the process for Blind Veterans UK.

The team at Scunthorpe Specsavers recently swapped their usual uniform for a 1940's Soldiers and Sweethearts theme and 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. Members from the Scunthorpe Territorial Army were also in store to lend their support to the fundraising event.

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. 

Andrew Mortimer, store director at Scunthorpe 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.

"The team went to loads of trouble to organise the day, from baking all the treats to ensuring their costumes are spot on. We were really pleased the TA members were able to spare some time to join us too and I'm so pleased that our customers and passers-by were so generous and dug deep to raise the much needed cash."