Specsavers Solihull puts focus on sending aid to Covid-hit India - The Solihull Observer

Specsavers Solihull puts focus on sending aid to Covid-hit India

Solihull Editorial 22nd May, 2021   0

SPECSAVERS hearing centre in Solihull along with Specsavers opticians in Solihull and Shirley, have joined Specsavers stores throughout the UK who have rallied together as a response to the ongoing Covid crisis and to show support for the Oxygen for India Appeal.

In total Specsavers has raised £210,000. The Solihull teams and other store partners from across the country, came together to raise £150,000, and the group contributed a further £60,000 to the cause.

Brad Parkes, store director at Specsavers Solihull and Shirley said: “We’ve all seen the pictures from India and we wanted to do something to help.

“The response to the pandemic requires global action; everyone has been affected in some way in the last 15 months and as a team we felt it was important to show our support.”

Nilam Yaqoob, audiology director at Specsavers hearing centre in Solihull, added: “It’s fantastic to see so many stores coming together to help and we’re proud to be part of it.”

Paul Marshall, Specsavers managing director, said: “The money will be provided to two charities both actively involved in supporting this appeal – the British Asian Trust’s Oxygen for India emergency appeal and The Hope Foundation charity which our Irish Partners have close links with and will support.

“These incredible sums raised will be put to work supporting the appeal and helping India in its hour of need.

“I am enormously proud of how quickly and passionately our store partners have responded. It is a testament to the care and compassion that Specsavers and is globally recognised for.”

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