Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, has taken Vision Care for Homeless People to heart and is supporting the charity at a local level in London where three clinics operate.
Fitting the partnership’s criteria for not being a large charity, the support that it has provided has included in-store “Community Matters” collection boxes in the London area and a donation of ready readers.
“We are keenly aware that we need to broaden awareness of the charity and to gain some funding from organisations beyond optics. The support that we receive from optical companies is beyond our expectations but the time has come to engage with some other supporters as well,” said Trustee Janice English.
Pictured is the collection box at Waitrose Tower Hamlets which recently raised £375.