Vision Care for Homeless People is holding a Dinner on 23rd November at the Lansdowne Club and your colleagues may wish to attend.
For those who are yet to hear about Vision Care for Homeless People, we run opticians clinics for homeless people in London (3 clinics), Brighton, Birmingham Manchester, Exeter and Leeds. Using optometrists, dispensing opticians and eye care assistants, most of them volunteers, we provide glasses free of charge to 1,800 homeless people each year. Of those, only a third are eligible for NHS funding, so we make up the difference by using volunteers, through gifts in kind and with charity fundraising.
Homeless people are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to obtaining sight tests, glasses and eye care. They suffer a higher level of eye problems than the general population. They also find high street opticians difficult to access and are prone to losing or breaking their glasses.
We are proud of what we do but are keen to do more because our research suggests that nearly 20,000 homeless people are in need of glasses each year. We want to reach more homeless people, so have embarked on an ambitious expansion programme – we have launched two new clinics so far this year.
We are holding a Dinner in support of the charity at the Lansdowne Club, on Thursday 23 November. Guests will hear from our founder about why the charity’s work is so vitally important and get a preview of our exciting plans for the future.
Enjoy a fine three course dinner with wine, friends and colleagues and the opportunity to make new ones in a relaxed setting with live music.
Tickets are priced at £50. Tickets can be booked here until 7th November.
If you have any questions about the event or would like to book a table please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 02032864186.