Charity of the Year
We are delighted to announce our new Charity of the Year partnership for 2021/2022 is with Alabaré. Donations received from corporate supporters and the public will help support vulnerable, and homeless people in Wiltshire and beyond. The charity provides accommodation and helps people gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to live a fulfilled life. This year Alabaré is celebrating 30 years and we hope to help them raise the largest amount of fundraising yet. To find out more about the charity visit www.alabare.co.uk, registered charity no. 1006504.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Wiltshire Air Ambulance was announced as our Charity of the Year in 2019. Due to the pandemic some of the fundraising efforts were put on hold, so we made the decision to keep it as our Charity of the Year for 2020/2021 too. We raised £1,054 just from the collection boxes in our practices, and this donation will help provide the essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service that covers Wiltshire and surrounding counties.
At Haine and Smith Opticians, we have always enjoyed being involved in the communities surrounding our practices and in 1995 we established our Charitable Trust.
Its goal was simple: To invest back into the local communities, which are home to our loyal patients and employees who support us. We have been delighted to have helped so many local organisations over the years.
To date, we have made over 600 donations to a variety of worthy local causes including charities, schools, youth groups, homes for the elderly and hospitals. To see some of the latest projects that have benefited, take a look through The Charitable Trust Album on our Facebook page.
Mrs Janet Hartwell (Clerk to the Trustees)
Haine & Smith Head Office
31 The Brittox