Aston optometry students help raise funds for homeless people

Aston University optometry students turned out in force to support a good cause that is close to home last weekend.

A team of undergraduates volunteered to act as marshals for the Knowle Lions Club five mile fun-run which took place in wonderful sunshine. With more than 2,000 runners the event raised more than £50,000 for the Lions, which in turn, is making a generous £10,000 donation to the Vision Care for Homeless People’s clinic in Birmingham. Well supported and with recent generous technology donations from Mainline Instruments and Haag Streit, the Sifa Fireside Clinic is always keen to hear from volunteer optoms and dispensing opticians who have a few hours to spare.

Pictured left to right are some of the volunteer Aston students: Jon Antonio, Ramita Anand, Rosie Pattison and Emma Percy.

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