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Specsavers Opticas raises 6,000 euros for the deaf-blind

The cheque was presented at the ONCE offices.
The cheque was presented at the ONCE offices. / SUR
  • The donation will fund 407 hours of interpretation for the deaf and blind

Eyecare company Specsavers has announced that it collected over 6,000 euros for the charity Fundación ONCE para la Atención de Personas con Sordoceguera (FOAPS) between July and December 2017.

The donation will fund 407 hours of interpretation for the deaf and blind. As well as funding, the campaign has raised awareness of the issues that the deaf-blind face and the outstanding work that FOAPS does.

Specsavers pointed out that as a company it is well aware of the issues faced by sensory impairment, and it is delighted to help in whatever way it can.

FOAPS is a branch of the charity ONCE formed in 2007 to develop programmes to help deaf-blind people.

It has a strong focus on facilitating education and employment, improving their quality of life and encouraging integration into wider pubic life. FOAPS provides interpreters who help the deaf-blind to communicate and interact with the world.

FOAPS’ Director Esther Requena Olea expressed her gratitude: “We would like to say thank you for the 6,107€ donated by Specsavers Opticas to FOAPS, which will hugely benefit the 400 people that we support in Spain.

We hope that we can continue this work in the future as your financial support and the awareness that you have raised has been invaluable.”