Vision Care for Homeless People has just received a tremendous boost with an £8,000 donation from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
The funds will be used to meet the running costs of the opticians’ practice which operates within the Crisis centre in Whitechapel, East London and to facilitate another day’s clinics each week.
As Harinder Paul, the optometrist charity founder, explained –
“We are a very lean charity thanks to the tremendous generosity of the volunteer optometrists and dispensing opticians who give their time so freely. The lens companies, glazing labs, frame providers and diagnostic technology specialists are tremendously supportive but we still have some overheads in terms of premises and this wonderful cheque goes a long way in meeting those. Our own optical City Livery Company connecting with a charity which is so close to home is particularly pertinent.”
Harinder Paul is pictured receiving the donation from the SMC Master, Professor John Marshall, at Apothecaries’ Hall, London.