Store Director To Visit Kolkata This Weekend In Aid Of The Hope Foundation
The store is proud to announce that store director Keith McCallion is traveling to Kolkata this Saturday on a week-long charity mission with charity partner The Hope Foundation.
Volunteering in Kolkata
Keith McCallion will spend the week in the Indian city of Kolkata volunteering at the Hope Foundation Eye Clinic, for which Specsavers has committed to funding for three years. Keith, along with his Specsavers colleagues, will carry out hundreds of eye tests in a bid to provide eye health care to those in need. In addition to this Keith will visit local slums, orphanages and assist in the mobile health bus visiting those living on the streets of Kolkata. To fund the eye care clinic with The Hope Foundation Specsavers has fundraised over €70,000.
This is the second mission that Specsavers has embarked on with The Hope Foundation, though Specsavers Ireland is no stranger to working with charities, having worked closely with the likes of Vision Aid Overseas throughout the last decade to help the fight against poverty in developing countries by transforming access to eye care.
Gift of sight
Keith commented, ‘In Ireland, we have access to excellent eye care but many children in Kolkata are not as lucky, making it vital that we do all we can to improve their eye health services while there. The eye tests carried out in India will enable the team to provide glasses, where necessary, giving children better vision. These children would otherwise have been deprived of this basic need. The gift of sight could change many of these children’s lives enabling them to live their life to the full.’
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.
Tue10:30 - 18:00
Wed10:00 - 18:00
Thu09:30 - 20:00
Fri09:30 - 18:00
Sat09:30 - 18:00