Optometry Giving Sight has set its eye closer to home with a £5,000 donation to the charity which provides eye care and glasses to some of the UK’s neediest homeless people.
The valuable donation to Vision Care for Homeless People will fund the running costs of the Whitechapel centre, which is housed within the London Crisis centre, and will cover the cost of hundreds of eye examinations.
Donna Power (pictured with charity founder, Harinder Paul) explained –
“Optometry Giving Sight is committed to funding projects that give sight, and hope, to people who are blind or vision impaired. This is a very strong project which we are delighted to support as we recognise that there are serious issues within our home market besides the needs of less developed countries.”
Harinder Paul added-
“We are extremely grateful to Optometry Giving Sight for this generous donation to help the sadly growing number of homeless people here, on our doorstep, as well as the developing countries that Optometry Giving Sight already serve.
“We are seeing an increased demand for our service since it was launched seven years ago, and are currently seeing around 400 people a year at this one clinic. We would desperately like to expand the service which we offer, and extend the days on which the clinic is currently open – the Optometry Giving Sight donation will certainly help us to do this.”