Blaby: 0116 277 7733 Glenfield: 0116 287 1025 Lutterworth: 01455 556 053    Book Your Appointment Online

Latest News

1 August 2019 - Glenfield Opticians Helps Chernobyl Children


The popularity and critical acclaim of recent television series Chernobyl has shone a light on the world’s worst nuclear disaster when Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in northern Ukraine exploded sending a deadly cloud of radiation into the atmosphere. A significant amount of that radioactive fallout landed on neighbouring Belarus, and despite happening over 33 years ago, the impact is felt as strongly as ever by its population.

For over 11 years Edmonds & Slatter Opticians has worked hand in hand with Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (West Leicestershire), a registered charity that supports Belarusian children from disadvantaged social backgrounds who are still affected by this terrible disaster.

Every year the charity brings children from the most badly affected parts of Belarus to the UK for a month of recuperative care. During the visit, the children stay with a host family and undertake a packed programme of activities that gives them plenty of fresh air, friendship, nourishing food, essential health checks, including eyecare provided by Edmonds & Slatter, and above all, the fun they so desperately need.

All the children who visited Edmonds & Slatter this summer had a clean bill of optical health, and each young visitor was presented with a goodie bag containing assorted toiletries, haircare products, stationary and sweets. Assistant Manager Carol Barker said “We have been seeing groups of children from the charity for over 11 years now and it’s lovely to see them grow. We are looking forward to seeing them again next year.”


The next visit is planned for the summer of 2020 but requires a lot of organising before then, including finding more volunteer host families by September 2019 to ensure the charity can commit to bringing the next group children so desperately in need of our help, over to the UK.

CAN YOU HELP?

Volunteer host families are an essential part of the charity’s work and without them it wouldn’t be possible to change children’s lives. The charity is seeking enthusiastic, committed families who can provide a stable, loving home, nourishing meals and lots of fun for a vulnerable child that will be placed in their care for four weeks.

The children take part in an organised activity programme during the week and spend evenings and weekends at home with their host family. The children travel to the UK with English speaking interpreters who are on 24-hour call to provide support and assistance to host families.

Host families will need to have their own transport and ideally live within 30 minutes of the charity’s day centre, which is currently in Markfield.

John Buckby, Group Co-ordinator for Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (West Leics) said: “Hosting a child is an incredibly rewarding experience and these visits do really change the lives of the children and the host families and volunteers that support them. If you think you can help, either as a host family, a volunteer supporting the visits or volunteer working with us on our committee, please get in touch now.”

For more information you can get in touch with Group Co-ordinator, John Buckby, on 01455 285799, 07738 324947 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To have your child’s sight tested at Edmonds & Slatter Opticians in Glenfield please call 0116 287 1025.

rsz focc 2019 1

More Articles ...

  1. 9 May 2019 - 50 Not Out!
  2. 13 February 2019 - Optical Oscar Finalists
  3. 1 February 2019 - Moleskine, Ideas In Sight
  4. 31 January 2019 - Love Your Eyes
  5. 30 October 2018 - Fun, Food & Fundraising
  6. 10 October 2018 - All Fore Charity
  7. 18th September 2018 - Looking Towards The Future
  8. 29 August 2018 - Glenfield Practice Helps Chernobyl Children
  9. 2 August 2018 - Classroom Ready
  10. 1 August 2018 - Seeing Is Believing
  11. 3 May 2018 - Karyn Slatter Retires
  12. 5 April 2018 - Colour My World
  13. 22 March 2018 - Local Opticians Looks Closer
  14. 8 March 2018 - Love Your Lenses
  15. 22 February 2018 - Edmonds & Slatter are expecting!
  16. 8 February 2018 - The Look of Love
  17. 9 January 2018 - Made to Measure Service Launched
  18. 3 January 2018 - Wonderful Wintertime
  19. 10 November 2017 - Tim's top tips for driving at night
  20. 31 October 2017 - SPARKLE for safety
  21. 27 October 2017 - Move It Fore Money!
  22. 27 September 2017 - Focus on Recycling
  23. 25 September 2017 - Four mistakes that are damaging your glasses
  24. 19 September 2017 - What's Your Game?
  25. 13 September 2017 - Spice Up Your Life!
  26. 16 August 2017 - Our Friends From Chernobyl
  27. 11 August 2017 - Pupil Preparation
  28. 10 August 2017 - Just Keep Swimming
  29. 11 July 2017 - Tennis is not the only sport!
  30. 30 June 2017 - Smoke gets in your eyes
  31. 7 June 2017 - Eyes Wide Open
  32. 1 June 2017 - Under Pressure?
  33. 10 May 2017 - Revision? It's not Black and White
  34. 2 May 2017 - Obsessive Compulsive Hygienists
  35. 4 April 2017 - The End Is In Sight
  36. 21 March 2017 - The sunglasses the celebs are wearing
  37. 16 March 2017 - Local Optican Hear To Help
  38. 23 February 2017 - Magnification and Illumination
  39. 16 February 2017 - Edmonds and Slatter Are Finalists for Optician Awards 2017
  40. 23 January 2017 - Same team, same service, new look!
  41. 19 January 2017 - Local Opticians Hits The Road
  42. 19 December 2016 - A Sporting Chance
  43. 1 December 2016 - A puppy is not just for Christmas...
  44. 7 November 2016 - Eyes as dry as the desert?
  45. 3 November 2016 - A Walk In The Bark
  46. 10 October 2016 - Canine Caped Crusaders!!
  47. 29 September 2016 - An Eye Opener
  48. 24 September 2016 - Fresh faces at local opticians
  49. 26 August 2016 - Are you reading comfortably?
  50. 13 August 2016 - Eye care for Chernobyl's children
  51. 26 July 2016 - Can children wear contact lenses?
  52. 21 July 2016 - Revolutionary everyday protection from harmful light
  53. 6 June 2016 - Blaby's First Frame Festival
  54. 20 May 2016 - The dangers of UV exposure for children
  55. 6 May 2016 - Claudio Ranieri visits local opticians
  56. 11 April 2016 - Latest lens technology improves prospects for people with low vision
  57. 8 April 2016 - 10 Years for Clare and Rosemary
  58. 2 March 2016 - Opticians warn of risk that smoking poses to eyesight
  59. 27 February 2016 - Four ways to tailor your eyewear to your lifestyle
  60. 12 February 2016 - Six tips to prevent sight loss
  61. 3 February 2016 - Six reasons to support independent retailers in 2016
  62. 1 February 2016 - Opticians celebrate 30th anniversary
  63. 26 January 2016 - Style for every budget
  64. 15 January 2016 - New Year brings new staff member to Edmonds and Slatter Opticians
  65. 11 December 2015 - Local opticians win fundraising award
  66. 2 December 2015 - A Pawfect Christmas Lights Switch On
  67. 16 November 2015 - A Festive Night to Remember
  68. 7 November 2015 - Local opticians Finalists for 'Charity Initiative of the Year' award
  69. 6 October 2015 - Opticians to support Guide Dogs for the Blind
  70. 26 September 2015 - An evening with Moeen Ali
  71. 25 September 2015 - Local opticians to raise funds for universal eye health
  72. 10 September 2015 - Opticians will have a Blue Friday
  73. 7 September 2015 - Focus on New Faces
  74. 4 September 2015 - Exam Success for Opticians
  75. 4 September 2015 - 15 is the Magic Number
  76. 21 August 2015 - Glenfield Opticians Help Chernobyl Children
  77. 10 August 2015 - Back-to-School Health: Are Your Child's Eyes Ready For The Classroom?
  78. 27 July 2015 - Leicester Riders partner with Award Winning Opticians
  79. 22 July 2015 - Optical Anniversary
  80. 1 July 2015 - Focusing on Falls
  81. 15 June 2015 - Eyes & Ears
  82. 29 May 2015 - LCCC Partner with Award Winning Opticians
  83. 7 May 2015 - Speedy Spectacle Maker
  84. 6 May 2015 - Award Winning Opticians
  85. 17 April 2015 - Optician Scales New Heights
  86. 25 March 2015 - Marathon Lab Manager
  87. 25 February 2015 - Opticians Optical Oscar
  88. 18 February 2015 - Edmonds & Slatter Opticians Urges You To Be A Quitter!
  89. 26 January 2015 - LCCC Bowled Over By Edmonds & Slatter
  90. 12 January 2015 - Edmonds & Slatter Opticians Wins Fundraising Award
  91. 10 December 2014 - Opticians Frozen Fun
  92. 03 November 2014 - Testing Times for Optical Staff
  93. 17 October 2014 - A Colourful Approach To Visual Stress
  94. 06 October 2014 - Local Optometrist Joins Global Campaign
  95. 30 September 2014 - Eyes on The Ball
  96. 22 September 2014 - Opticians Have a Blue Friday
  97. 19 September 2014 - Eye Care Technology Investment
  98. 10 September 2014 - Saagar's Six Simple Sight Savers
  99. 13 August 2014 - Getting Goggle-Eyed
  100. 21 July 2014 - Goalposts In Sight
  101. 15 July 2014 - Looking Quizzical
  102. 14 July 2014 - A House Full Of Hygienists
  103. 13 June 2014 - A Decade of Angeline
  104. 30 May 2014 - Sew Spectacular!
  105. 23 April 2014 - Marathon Opticians
  106. 18 April 2014 - Lynn’s 20th Anniversary
  107. 16 April 2014 - Edmonds & Slatter Lutterworth gets a new look!
  108. 26 March 2014 - Edmonds & Slatter to become “Optical Partners to Leicester Riders”
  109. 29 January 2014 - Edmonds & Slatter at Lutterworth is Getting a Fresh New Look
  110. 03 January 2014 - Frame Sale Now On!
  111. 31 December 2013 - Daytona Optomap Now Available At Blaby!
  112. 18 December 2013 - Carol Barker Celebrates 20 Years!
  113. 07 November 2013 - Sue Acosta Celebrates 10 years!
  114. 03 July 2013 - Feast For Your Eyes Charity Night!
  115. 17 May 2013 - 10 Is The Magic Number!
  116. 11 January 2013 - Is checking your eye health on your New Year's Resolution list?
  117. 05 December 2012 - Festive Fun
  118. 02 November 2012 - Leicestershire Opticians Secures Exclusive New Lens
  119. 23 October 2012 - How Shorter Days Can Impact Your Vision
  120. 01 October 2012 - Lutterworth Opticians gives the gift of sight
  121. 10 September 2012 - Local Opticians Walk on the Wildside
  122. 29 August 2012 - Children's Eye Protection in Football
  123. 14 August 2012 - Back to School Eye Tests Ahead
  124. 09 June 2012 - National Glaucoma Awareness Week
  125. 17 May 2012 - Leicestershire County Cricket Club Bowled Over By Local Opticians
  126. 07 April 2012 - Spring Brings New Staff
  127. 29 March 2012 - Glasses and Moustaches for Sport Relief
  128. 05 March 2012 - Joanne Scores Twenty!
  129. 20 December 2011 - Season of Goodwill
  130. 09 November 2011 - Local optometrist in drive to educate Blaby residents on diabeties.
  131. 29 October 2011 - Think Pink!
  132. 01 October 2011 - Lutterworth Opticians Support Frocktober
  133. 30 September 2011 - Local Opticians Looking To Help
  134. 09 August 2011 - Opticians Celebrates 25 Years In Style
  135. 18 June 2011 - 7th Time Lucky?
  136. 01 June 2011 - 10K for 1K
  137. 17 May 2011 - A Spectacular Evening
  138. 10 May 2011 - Matron Opens Our Eyes
  139. 18 April 2011 - Linda's Silver Service
  140. 21 February 2011 - Opticians Help For The Ears
  141. 21 December 2010 - Tis the Season!
  142. 04 November 2010 - 20 Visionary Years
  143. 31 August 2010 - 10 is the Magic Number!
  144. 17 August 2010 - Hello & Goodbye
  145. 11 August 2010 - Funds for Physio
  146. 31 July 2010 - Growing up in Optics
  147. 05 July 2010 - Are Your Children Sun-Ready?
  148. 10 May 2010 - On Yer Bike!
  149. 20 February 2010 - Hearts for Haiti
  150. 05 December 2009 - Festive Cheer Spread By Local Opticians
  151. 27 October 2009 - Obese Midlands blind to risk of sight loss
  152. 01 October 2009 - Glenfield Opticians Help Chernobyl Children
  153. 01 September 2009 - Back-To-School Health
  154. 01 August 2009 - Bygone Blaby
  155. 01 August 2009 - Prize Winning Vision
  156. 01 July 2009 - Local Optician Brings Eyeballs to Gala
  157. 01 July 2009 - Opticians Has LOROS Winners
  158. 01 May 2009 - Oscar Results
  159. 01 April 2009 - Local Opticians Boost for LOROS
  160. 01 April 2009 - Spring Celebrations
  161. 01 March 2009 - Edmonds & Slatter Optical Oscar!
  162. 01 February 2009 - Have Your Eyes Tested for LOROS
  163. 01 December 2008 - Lutterworths Christmas Night
  164. 01 November 2008 - Welcome to Our New Faces
  165. 01 November 2008 - Carol celebrates 15 Years!
  166. 21 September 2008 - Walk on the Wildside
  167. 01 September 2008 - Malawi's Year Ends at £1500!!
  168. 01 September 2008 - Wordsearch Winner
  169. 01 August 2008 - Tim celebrates his 25th year in the optical industry
  170. 06 July 2008 - Race for Life
  171. 30 June 2008 - Ron Retires
  172. 17 June 2008 - Glenfield Open Day
  173. 01 June 2008 - Blaby Gala
  174. 01 June 2008 - Tom Davies Eyewear
  175. 01 June 2008 - Lynne Celebrates 10 Years!
  176. 01 May 2008 - Tiffany & Coframes Added to Collection
  177. 01 May 2008 - LOROS (our charity for 2008 - 2009)
  178. 01 January 2008 - Orphans Helped by Local Opticians Prize Draw
  179. 23 October 2007 - Lutterworth Open Day
  180. 01 May 2007 - Vivienne Celebrates 10 Years!
  181. 06 March 2007 - Jo Celebrates 15 Years!
  182. 02 December 2006 - 110 Years Experience
  183. 01 December 2006 - Home of Hope (our charity for 2007)

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Policy.

I accept cookies from this site