Sheffield optician firm’s fundraising vision

Liz Rhodesof Martyn Kemp is pictured with Trevor Edgar as he receives the important funds.
Liz Rhodesof Martyn Kemp is pictured with Trevor Edgar as he receives the important funds.
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A SHEFFIELD optician has set its sights on raising as much money as possible for a worthy cause.

So far Martyn Kemp Opticians’ has raised more than £700 at its ten practices.

The amount raised will now be used to help soldiers returning from active service in Afghanistan – including a staff member’s son.

Nineteen-year-old Connor Millward, an infantryman who is serving with the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment is the son of Liz Rhodes who works at Kemp’s City Road practice.

Connor recently returned to the UK following a tour of duty in Helmand province.

Along with his colleagues, he is now benefiting from soldiers’ convalescence and training activities provided by The Yorkshire Regiment Trust for which the cash was raised.

Captain Trevor Edgar, representing the trust, said: “This great donation will certainly make a difference.

“For one thing it will buy an iPad for a soldier shot in both shoulders and right hand who will now be able to communicate with colleagues still in Afghanistan and family members who cannot be at his bedside.

“On behalf of the colonel of the regiment I would like to say a big thank you to MKO and the firm’s patients for their superb support.”