Shamir is the first optical company to support Vision Care for Homeless People with the charity’s e-Christmas cards this year, following their tremendous glazing donations for the new West London centre.
“We greatly admire the work of the charity and feel it is important to support them in helping the homeless and vulnerable to get back on track. Good vision is easy to take for granted and so we are pleased to be able to contribute by donating products and services,” said Stuart Cooksey, Shamir National Sales Manager.
Elaine Styles, Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, praised Shamir’s support for the recently opened Shepherd’s Bush centre, explaining –
“We recently had a 30 year old in with a prescription of +12.00d and no glasses. Partly due to our help he is now on a training course and aiming to get back to employment.”
The charity’s e-Christmas cards are a great solution to reducing the costs of wishing friends and business colleagues festive greetings –
“Thousands of pounds are spent each year on purchasing Christmas cards and the costly postage. So much more could be achieved if those funds went towards changing someone’s life, here at home, in the UK,” added Elaine.
A donation of £5 pays for an eye examination and glasses for one person, thanks to the donated professional time, testing equipment, frames and lenses, at the centres in London and Birmingham. A donation of £400 funds one of the centres for a month.
To purchase the e-cards please click here