Edmonds and Slatter Opticians name new charity of the year

The Leicestershire-based optometrist has formed a new partnership with Menphys

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Leicestershire-based Edmonds & Slatter Opticians has announced a new charity partnership with Menphys.

Also based in Leicestershire, Menphys has supported local families for over 50 years, with a range of services for children and young adults up to the age of 25 who have additional needs and disabilities.

Edmonds & Slatter Opticians said it chose to support Menphys as its charity of the year as this would enable them to continue helping people who are visually impaired, and to support children who may have previously had difficulty accessing eye care.

Discussing the partnership, Amy Coleburne, charity co-ordinator at Edmonds & Slatter, said: “We are very proud to be able to offer our support and take on the mantle of ‘official opticians’ to Menphys.”

Plans for fundraising activities include raffles, open evenings, sponsored events, and a charity gold day.

Tim Cole, director at Edmonds & Slatter, said: “As an independent opticians, it’s really important for us to engage with the community and all of the team at Edmonds & Slatter have volunteered their free time for our charity events.”

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Edmonds & Slatter celebrated the official opening of the Rothley practice with a ribbon cutting by Darien Nelson-Henry, captain of the Leicester Riders basketball team
Edmonds and Slatter recently celebrated the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of its Rothley practice, a year after establishing the new site.

Pandemic restrictions at the time of the initial opening meant the practice opening could not be celebrated as usual.

Speaking of the official opening, practice manager, Jodie Lyon, called it a “milestone.”