No Uniform Day Raises Valuable Funds for the Hope Foundation
Students recently held a no uniform day to raise funds for the Hope Foundation. Thousands of children in Kolkata are born and brought up on the streets. Most of them lack the basic necessities of nutrition, shelter, education and medical care. Their fate is already determined at birth. They are born into poverty, grow up abandoned in filth and ignorance and die alone, unless they are offered a chance.
Dolores O’Neill and Specsavers Carlow are planning to give many the gift of sight. They are embarking on an ‘eye opening’ trip to Kolkata in India this November. Dolores will visit the destitute city of Kolkata where she will volunteer at the Hope Foundation Eye Clinic, for which Specsavers has committed to funding for three years, in a bid to provide basic eye health care to the impoverished community. Dolores will be tending to patients, while visiting local slum communities and will tour the city at night with the mobile health bus treating those living on the poverty-stricken streets of Kolkata who are deemed too poorly to make the trip to the eye clinic.
With the help of the donation from staff and students from Presentation College improved eye care will be made available to the children living in slums and hospitals in Kolkata.
(Photo: Mr Murray presents cheque to Dolores O’Neill)