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Give Sight project in Tanzania • together to raise A$20,000 for Guide Dogs SA/NT Volunteers from our stores in the Nordics travelled to by contributing a percentage of glasses sales and Tanzania to provide 19,700 pairs of glasses donated arranging a fundraising ball. Our donation is paying by customers to people in need. Since the Give Sight for guide dog puppy Essi to be trained and matched initiative began in 2010, our teams have supported the development of eyecare in the country by running eye camps in remote areas, conducting sight with a customer in the state. • The Fred Hollows Foundation. The charity aims to quality of life of thousands of people. ensure high-quality, affordable eye care is accessible to all, and trains eye doctors, nurses and health We will continue to support the project and workers to create a sustainable system of care in encourage even more store teams to get involved The team at our store in Cardiff, Wales, don novelty glasses to fundraise for Comic Relief. Through our community programme, stores across Australia and New Zealand donated A$422,000 to tests and prescribing recycled glasses, to improve the and raise awareness of sight loss and eye conditions. Similarly, stores across South Australia worked underprivileged communities. • Through The Fred Hollows Foundation, we supported the Lions Outback Vision Van, a mobile eye-health clinic that provides comprehensive ophthalmology OUR PROGRESS Across all our markets, we are involved in a vast number of activities to raise money for local, regional and national charities, helping to improve the lives of care for people living in remote locations across Western Australia. Our donations enabled the Spain Finland • • those less fortunate than ourselves. Here are just some of the highlights from 2017/18: • The UK & the Republic of Ireland • Our stores and support offices raised more than • 7,200 pairs of unwanted glasses were collected by Hospital Association, which supports patients and International, which works to eliminate preventable families attending the Red Cross War Memorial and reversible blindness. Children’s Hospital. Our stores supported a Red Cross campaign in clinic to carry out more than 11,400 consultations, almost 600 operations and dispense 7,250 glasses. €6,100 was raised for ONCE, a charity working to in collaboration with the Royal National Institute of • Our annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition raised more than £120,000 for anti-bullying • • Visually Impaired, wo produce a State of the Nation • train refractionists and technicians working on the Vietnam Child Eye Care project. We worked with the Swedish Association of the Eye Health Report. Supply chain Our support office raised SEK 50,000 for Ronald • McDonald House Charities. • Norway Each store supported one local cause, raising a total • and distribution sites engaged in multiple fundraising • Denmark Louis Nielsen embarked on a new partnership with the Danish Association of the Blind, producing a We embarked on a new partnership with the National State of the Nation Eye Health Report. • Our stores and support offices collectively raised £58,000 for 38 worthy causes. • held an all-team ‘giving back to the community’ We supported the Norwegian Association of the Blind event, working with the Salvation Army to spend through the provision of free sight tests to senior citizens. Australia & New Zealand • Our stores in Western Australia raised A$30,000 Our teams volunteered a total of 1,400 hours to support community initiatives. In Hong Kong, we NOK 144,454 for various local causes. of €150,000 for 133 charities. • Our global supply chain teams and manufacturing activities for their chosen organisations, raising about the impact of diabetes on eye health. children’s charity Kidscape. time with local elderly people. • We participated in various local transformation projects, such as litter clearing and gardening. • We donated obsolete frames for glazing and Our stores raised more than DKK 74,479 for for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation by distribution to Vision Aid Overseas and worked with their HolmPatrick Cup golf tournament and raising international charities, including Red Cross Youth and donating a percentage of glasses sales and Orbis International in support of eyecare projects in awareness of eye health. ACT Alliance. organising a state-wide fundraiser. developing countries. Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI), supporting 28 We donated €50,000 to Diabetes Fonds, which has the charity to organise a campaign to raise awareness Blind People (RNIB) and met our £100,000 pledge target to fund sight-loss advisors around the UK. Sweden to sight topics. We also worked in partnership with poverty and social injustice. We published a State of the Nation