Specsavers Harrogate donated their time by volunteering at the St George’s Crypt clinic in Leeds to provide essential eye care and also provided the clinic with much needed PPE (personal protective equipment) from face visors, gloves and aprons to antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizers.
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 Specsavers Harrogate, said:
We know what an incredibly difficult year it has been for our local communities due to the effects of the virus.
We have witnessed first-hand the hardships faced by the community, particularly the homeless and other vulnerable groups,so we feel very strongly about doing our bit to support them.
The store on Beulah Street has vowed to continue its support for Vision Care for Homeless People throughout the lockdown.
Specsavers stores throughout England remain open for all eye care and hearing needs in accordance with government guidelines. The company is encouraging all its customers to keep their appointments to ensure that they protect their eye and hearing health after research by the retailer showed that a third of people in the UK noticed a deterioration in their eyesight and others in their hearing during the first lockdown.