Opticians in Yorkshire have joined forces with the charity Vision Care for Homeless People. The team from Specsavers in Harrogate volunteered their time to the St George’s Crypt clinic in Leeds to provide essential eye care. They also provided the clinic with much needed PPE (face visors, gloves, aprons, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitisers).
Vision Care for Homeless People provide eye care services and glasses to the homeless and other vulnerable people in an accessible and friendly environment. To continue this vital work during the pandemic, the charity was in desperate need of PPE and experienced volunteers.
Robert May, optical partner at in Harrogate, says: ‘We know what an incredibly difficult year it has been and we have witnessed first-hand the hardships faced particularly local people who are homeless and vulnerable, so we feel very strongly about doing our bit to support them.’
The team has vowed to continue its support for Vision Care for Homeless People throughout any lockdowns.
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