As you may be aware a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on the 12th of January, including the densely populated capital Port-Au-Prince and the surrounding area. Edmonds and Slatter Opticians held a charity fundraising week between the 8th and the 13th of February to gather money for those in need affected by the disaster.
Staff from the Blaby, Lutterworth and Glenfield branches raised money by coming to work on the 12th and 13th of February and wearing something Pink, and throughout the week they sold packets of heart shaped sweets to raise funds with a Valentines theme.
“It has been a tremendous success” commented Mr Hirani, Optometrist, “Patients were even telephoning us to make specific donations after hearing what we were doing for the Haitians” he continued, “We have raised £300 so far and counting!”
If you didn’t make a donation yet, it’s not too late. There are still a few packets of sweets left so please visit any of the practices to purchase a packet or make a contribution to the cause.
Edmonds and Slatter will be donating all monies from their fundraising to The DEC (The Disasters Emergency Committee) so will be supporting all the following charities: Action Aid, British Red Cross, Cafod (Caritas), CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help The Aged, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save The Children, Tearfund and World Vision.
Pictured: Blaby practice staff wearing “something pink”