Coopervision has become the latest sponsor for the Optician charity challenge with a donation of £200 to support editor, Chris Bennett’s fundraising for Blind Veterans UK and SeeAbility.

Bennett will be taking part in the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon later this month and the 100-mile Prudential RideLondon cycle shortly after.

The total raised so far is £1,230 but Optician is urging more Optician readers and advertisers to get involved. So far generous donations have been received from Essilor, Specsavers, Bolle, Cebe, Serengeti, Haine & Smith plus individual contributions. Both of the chosen charities do exceptional work for the visually impaired donations can be made at where you can also read more about Bennett’s journey to the start line.

All the money raised will go straight to the causes with the cost of participation and travel met by Bennett.