Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) has confirmed that Specsavers is the exclusive sponsor of its 30th anniversary gala dinner.
To be hosted at the Holiday Inn, Coventry, on 10 October, the dinner will provide the charity’s members, supports and alumni with the opportunity to celebrate VAO’s past achievements.
As honorary vice president of VAO, Dame Mary Perkins and Specsavers has worked closely with the charity for a number of years, supporting its Zambia programme and working on a range of fundraising initiatives.
Having set a goal to raise an additional £150,000 during its 30th year, the multiple has pledged to support 14 runners taking part in the Great Ethiopian Run for VAO in November.
Executive director of VAO, Nigel Wilson, commented: “We wanted to do something extra special for our 30th anniversary so we are very excited to be hosting the gala dinner and welcoming those who want to share in our celebrations. We are delighted that Specsavers will be sponsoring the event. Their support will make an enormous difference in achieving our goal of helping an additional 30,000 people in developing countries gain access to life changing eye care services.”