Specsavers Athlone is delighted to raise more than €800 in aid of charity partner The Hope Foundation through an in-store bake sale. The Specsavers Athlone team put their aprons on to serve up delicious baked goods for the customers of Athlone to enjoy in aid of a great cause.



Having raised €75,000 for The Hope Foundation in 2018, Specsavers stores across Ireland are keen to meet this goal once again in 2019.Specsavers stores are fundraising to raise money to oversee the running of the Hope Eye Clinic in Kolkata. They also aim to purchase much-needed equipment for the Hope Hospital to provide high-quality eye care to the underprivileged people of Kolkata.

Visiting Kolkata

In November, Specsavers Athlone store director, Keith McCallion, will travel alongside a Specsavers team of 10 to Kolkata, India, where they will spend a week providing eye care to the street and slum communities and to visit the Eye Hospital, which Specsavers supports. This will be Keith’s second trip to Kolkata.


Speaking about the recent fundraising in aid of The Hope Foundation, Keith comments: ‘I am so thankful to everyone in Athlone who has helped support this well-deserving charity. From my colleagues in Specsavers to the customers who have supported, I am so grateful for their continuous support and generosity.


Keith continues: ‘I am so privileged to have the opportunity to visit Kolkata with The Hope Foundation and Specsavers again. In Ireland, we have access to excellent eye care but many people in Kolkata are not as lucky, making it vital that we do all we can to improve their eye health services while there.’


The Hope Foundation 

The Hope Foundation Ireland is a registered Irish charity working with street and slum children in Kolkata. The charity works to free children and poor families from lives of pain, abuse, poverty and darkness and seeks to improve their lives by providing access to healthcare and nutrition, education, drug rehabilitation, and life skills and training.  With the help of Specsavers and The Hope Foundation, improved eye care will be made available to the children living in slums and hospitals in Kolkata.

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