Sponsors & supporters

Vision Care for Homeless People would be very grateful for any donations of equipment. If you are able to help, please contact us: info@vchp.org.uk

COL_LOGO_2COL_Blk_v2 City Bridge Trust – We have received a grant of £37,100 over 3 years from the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust. The grant will be used for the salary of a part-time Volunteer Manager.
Topcon GB Ltd – Slit lamp and tonometer for the Skylight clinic – Slit lamp table for the Passage – Generous donation of a Retina Camera (£14,000) for the Skylight clinic. Donation of all the equipment for the Broadway and Brighton clinics including slit-lamp, tonometer, field screener and volk lens.
Essilor – Generous financial donation of £5000 a year for the first 3 years to VCHP Birmingham clinic. Sponsored the glazing and lenses for our Birmingham clinic from Nov 08 until May 11. Aiding in recruitment of volunteers for VCHP. All glazing and spectacle lenses for Crisis Open Christmas from 2007 to current day. Took over the glazing and lenses for our Crisis Skylight clinic which runs 2 days a week from May 2011.
Specsavers: Donated thousands of spectacle frames – for our Crisis Christmas service as well as the normal weekly clinics. Generous financial donation for the set-up of our Brighton clinic in 2012 and they are covering the running costs for the first three years. They also provided the majority of the equipment for our clinic in Manchester.
SDP Stratford Development Partnership Charity (SDP) – Made a donation of £15,000 in December 2007. In March 2011 they donated £9,000 to fund the set up and first year of running of our Broadway clinic in Shepherds Bush. In 2014 they donated a further £10,000.​
Our application to Central England Co-operative’s ‘Making a Difference Community Dividend’ has been successful with the charity due to receive £1000.00 towards our clinic at SIFA Fireside in Birmingham.
The Sovereign Health Care Community Programme has awarded VCHP a grant towards the establishment of our new clinic in Leeds. Sovereign Health Care is proud of its long history of charitable giving, which is made possible because we have no shareholders, so any surplus we make is available to either reinvest in the business or award to community or charitable initiatives with a health and wellbeing focus.
Three-Sixty, a leading supplier and wholesaler of eye care and eye wear products and medicines to opticians and ophthalmic professionals in the UK, has joined our fantastic team of donors and supporters. They have provided important medications for our clinics in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Goodlookers are an online supplier of fabulous reading glasses, sunglasses and accessories. Goodlookers are at the forefront of affordable fashion eyewear, continually adding new and exciting designs to our collections. Goodlookers have made a generous donation of ready readers for our Crisis at Christmas 2017 service and our London clinics.
Lenstec Optical Group are one of the largest spectacle lens manufacturers in the UK.Lenstec were delighted to be approached and look forward to the opportunity of supporting the new VCHP clinic in Leeds with the supply and fitting of prescription spectacle lenses.
Bill Opticians – Provide free lenses and glazing to our Exeter clinic at The Clock Tower which launched in May 2017.
chakshu-logo-noicon Chakshu London – Chakshu is a Sanskrit word meaning vision. Our vision is to be able to give everyone the right to sight. That’s why with each pair of glasses sold a percentage of the profits will go to help our chosen charity Vision Care for Homeless People.
logo_v1 Peer LTD – Since 2015 Peer LTD have donated Readyspex ready readers to our annual Crisis at Christmas service, they also support our regular clinics with a selection of RRs.
hilton-eyewear-323 copy Hilton Eyewear – Have donated ready readers and spectacles cases to our annual Crisis at Christmas service as well as our regular weekly clinics.
Kentoptic – Free lenses and glazing to the Skylight and Passage clinics for a year and then ongoing free supply of lenses and glazing for the West London Day Centre clinic in Marylebone from May 2011.
Keeler Ltd – New Pulsair Intellipuff tonometer for The West London Day Centre clinic and a reconditioned Pulsair tonometer for Birmingham and Brighton. Donation of four sets of Retinoscopes and Ophthalmoscopes. Donation of two binocular indirect ophthalmoscopes. Free servicing of equipment.
Birmingham Optical Group – Donations from Christmas e-cards totalling £2500; Provided all the optical equipment for the set up of our Birmingham clinic in 2008; provided engineers and transport when our Birmingham clinic moved in 2012.
Pinnacle Psg – Made a donation of £2500. Provided our administrative office space, including phone and internet access, free of charge for four years and continue to provide a boardroom for trustee meetings.
Horizon Optical – thousands of spectacle frames, Complete glazing done at cost price for our first two London centres for the first seven years. They now provide free lenses and glazing for our Brighton clinic which opened in 2012.
Crisis – Provide the use of a consulting and dispensing room, free of charge since Nov 07
FMO: has adopted Vision Care for Homeless People as its official charity and is delighted that many of its members are already supporting the work in London and Birmingham with testing equipment, lenses, frames and glazing. Donated a stand at Optrafair 2011, 2013 and 2014 free of charge.
Provide complete design and hosting of the Vision Care for Homeless People website free of charge. Web design company London
Shamir UK Ltd – Providing all the glazing and lenses for the Broadway Centre clinic since May 2011. They also provide all our custom made high prescription glazing for all our clinics totally free of charge since April 2014. We occasionally get prescriptions as high as +19D or -19D!
Optoplast – Have regularly donated spectacle cases and cleaning cloths since we started in 2003 – now totalling thousands donated.
Haag-Streit UK – Have donated a slit lamp to our Birmingham clinic and two Perkins tonometers, boxes of Tonosafe disposable tonometer heads, Cross Cylinders, PD rulers and Near Vision reading charts for our London and Brighton clinics. They also provide regular ongoing servicing and calibration for all our Perkins tonometers.
Bondeye Optical Limited – Donated a frame heater and an extensive supply of repair tools, nose pads and screws etc for the set up of our Broadway, Brighton and Manchester clinics. Donated a new focimeter for the Birmingham clinic. Donation of repair tools for all the London clinics and for Crisis Christmas.
Thomson Software Solutions – Test Chart 2000 programme for all five of our clinics, including the infra-red remote controls.
Specs of Kensington: Donated a slit lamp, visual field screener and lap top after a practice refurbishment. Bought Elaine Styles’ Olympic Torch for the 2012 Olypmic Games Torch Relay. Supported Elaine Styles in all her fundraising events and promoted Vision Care for Homeless People in the practice.
Fabris Lane Ltd – donated 600 spectacle frames
Polaroid Eyewear– Donated 1,200 pairs of ready made reading glasses with cases.
CitySprint Logo Full Colour RGB City Sprint – Providing a courier service for Vision Care since May 2014.
Ocuco – Provided an adapted Practice Management Solution free of charge , including two lap tops . Point Of Sale Donation – set up on their practice software systems so that customers can donate to Vision Care for Homeless People.
Sight Care – Donated hundreds of spectacle frames and Ready-made reading glasses.
Hoya Lens UK – Provided all the lenses and glazing for the Birmingham clinic since May 2011.
Boots Opticians – Once a month from 2008 until 2012, Boots Opticians paid for an optometrist and dispensing optician to work in our Marylebone clinic and our Birmingham clinic.
Caledonian Optical – Since May 2014 they have been supplying all the lenses and glazing for our Manchester clinic free of charge.
match2matchrecruitment – Match 2 Match provide a free recruitment service to VCHP. Match2Match Recruitment Consultancy Ltd specialise in providing bespoke permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to the ophthalmic, nursing & other industries.
P-H-Logo Prospect Health provide a free recruitment service to VCHP. Prospect Health specialise in finding, attracting and recruiting permanent professional staff for Optical Practices across the UK.
P-H-Logo TRB Chemedica UK Ltd TRB Chemedica UK Ltd supply all Vision Care for Homeless People clinics with lubricating eye drops
free of charge.
theOptom-logo The Optom Members of optometry discussion forum voted in a yearly poll to donate advertising revenue to an industry related charity. VCHP won the popular vote for the years 2013 and 2014, resulting in total donations of £1400..
Communication in Print – Provide all printing at no cost.
Hilco – Donate Ready Made Reading Glasses as well as repair tools, nose pads and screws.
statone-logo Stat One: Donated Two Ishihara Colour Vision Test Books
TaxiVan.net provide a free courier service for all equipment that needs to be transported between/to our centres
youreye Free advertising and promotion on Your Eye Guide website and newsletter. Your Eye Guide- Eye Health & Vision Information
eyeconnect Eye Connect UK Ltd – Free advertising and promotion Eye Connect website, facebook and myspace pages, and promotion of charity to clients.
primary-health Primary Health Net – Free advertising and promotion on Primary Health Net website.
my-local My Local Optician – Free advertising, promotion and news article on My Local Optician website.
Centre Locum Link : Sourcing volunteer optometrists and dispensing opticians at no cost to our charity
Five members of the Performance Finance Team (Stuart Burn, Peter Ward, Pete George, Neil Verlander & Stacey Pywell) completed a Tandem Free Fall Skydive on the 20th August 2011 to raise £1,530.32 for Vision Care For Homeless People.

Short term loans:

The Outside Clinic – Aiding in recruitment of volunteers for Vision Care for Homeless People. Loan of three sets of domiciliary kits for the Crisis Christmas from 2010 to date.
Zeiss Ltd – FDT field screener & Focimeter