Vision Care for Homeless People will be reaching out to volunteers at Optrafair – for optometrists, volunteers, team leaders for each clinic and regional fundraisers.
The centres in London, Brighton, Manchester and Birmingham all rely on volunteers to run and finance the weekly clinics, with more help always needed.
As Elaine Styles, Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, said –
“There is a great need for our service in many other locations in the UK but we do rely on the support of the profession and volunteers in each area. We are urging anyone interested in setting up a clinic in their area to come and speak to us at Optrafair. Volunteering is a very worthwhile way to spend a few free hours each week.
“We pride ourselves on providing an eye examination which is as good as in any High Street practice. We are hugely grateful to our wonderful sponsors for enabling us to achieve this, and to Optrafair for providing us with a platform,” she added.