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OUR PLANS • develop our partnerships with the Danish Association Burarrwanga to create a limited-edition frame, which Impaired, the Norwegian Association of the Blind will raise funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation As part of our drive to transform eye health, this The UK & the Republic of Ireland will include involvement in research projects, the • and the creation of new customer standards international organisations, including the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs for the Blind, Blind Veterans UK, Vision Aid Overseas, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Sound Seekers • provision of free eye tests for underprivileged people continue our partnerships with national and • • continue to donate pediatric glasses to Fiji’s Pacific Eye Institute and the Regional Eye Centre in the Solomon Islands • continue to support The Fred Hollows Foundation with the Lions Outback Vision Van in Australia and refresh our Give Sight Give Back project to enable the Mobile Eye Clinic in Fiji greater awareness and fundraising • look into new opportunities, such as providing clinical expertise to the Norwegian Association of provide ongoing support to local charities through the Blind’s project in Nepal and working with Faktum, fundraising and awareness activities in our stores Supply chain • continue to support local charities and good causes at our manufacturing sites and across our global a magazine sold by homeless people in Sweden and support offices • collaborate with Aboriginal artist Peter Datjing of the Blind, the Swedish Association of the Visually and the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired. In 2018/19 the Specsavers partnership will: • supply chain teams • continue our partnership with the International Glaucoma Association to help promote encourage our teams to volunteer and give back to our local communities glaucoma awareness • support National Eye Health Week, promoting the importance of eye health and regular eye examinations • • raise at least £120,000 for anti-bullying Sound Seekers charity Kidscape Our partnership with Sound Seekers, now in its third continue to support the National Council for the Blind year, sees UK stores collect and donate more than of Ireland (NCBI) and raise awareness of eye health 2,000 unused hearing aids annually. The charity is dedicated to improving the lives of deaf people in Spain developing countries. Our donations help fund the • Zambia, which repairs, recalibrates and distributes Hearing Aid Refurbishment Project (HARP) in Lusaka, continue our partnership with the ONCE charity by sponsoring guide dogs • hearing aids that would otherwise not be available or Designs by Aboriginal artist Peter Datjing Burarrwanga support under-privileged children through will feature on limited-edition frames in Australia. affordable to people in need. the donation of glasses and school materials ‘We would like to thank Specsavers for this The Netherlands • continue to fundraise for Stichting Specsavers Steunt, which donates money to each store’s chosen charity • encourage our teams to become involved in good causes by supporting local initiatives • incredible partnership, which is supporting children Australia & New Zealand and adults with hearing loss in some of the poorest • organise four outreach opportunities for our aids at no cost, thanks to the project. Your support is optometrists and graduate optometrists transforming lives’. launch a recycling initiative in collaboration with Tanya D’Souza, Sound Seekers • work with our new national charity, Oogfonds, Lions Recycle for Sight Australia. By collecting pre- and raise €50,000 to fund scientific research into loved ophthalmic glasses and prescription sunglasses blindness and visual impairments in our stores, Lions Club International will arrange for communities in Africa to gain much-needed hearing the spectacles to be processed and sent to people in The Nordics • 30 need across the globe • embark on a new research and development continue our fundraising efforts for a range of partnership with TerraCycle, to explore innovative charities, including Ronald McDonald House Charities options for recycling materials such as acetate for and the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association use in eye-test technology 31