HOYA UK has launched a new three-year partnership with Orbis UK, which aims to fund a new Vision Centre in India by raising £50,000 for Orbis by taking part in fundraising activities.
London Marathon for Orbis UK: HOYA Business Development Manager Tom Yates & one of HOYA’s great customers Krish Hawabhay from Leightons successfully completed the London Marathon 2023 raising £3,600 for Orbis UK to fight against avoidable blindness. They contributed to the significant total of £50,000 and their dedication and effort will make a real difference in supporting the cause. HOYA are continuing their support for Orbis by successfully securing 2 places again for London Marathon 2024, with Tom participating again to raise more funds and continuing to make a positive impact on global eye health is commendable.
Hiking up Snowdon for Orbis UK: On July 9th, 2023, three HOYA UK employees, along with ten customers, participated in a challenging hike up Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. The purpose of this hike was to raise funds for Orbis UK. The goal is to raise £50,000 over three years to support the establishment of a Green Vision Centre in India. The centres aim to provide essential eye care services to underserved populations, including vision screenings and affordable eye care solutions to focus on preventing and treating avoidable blindness. The successful completion of the hike demonstrated the team's dedication to the cause and encouraged others to contribute. By raising funds for Orbis UK, they are helping to improve access to eye care services and promote sustainable eye health solutions.
Participants shared positive feedback about the experience, emphasizing the mutual benefits of raising money for Orbis UK. They mentioned the personal connection created between HOYA, optometrists, staff, and patients, as well as the opportunity for volunteers to engage in an adventurous activity....
“Being able to raise money for a charity like Orbis is mutually beneficial to firstly the charity like Orbis but also in creating a more personal experience between hoya and the practice, the practice and patients getting involved in raising money for the volunteers (optometrist and staff) and the volunteers- us, in experiencing climbing a mountain! It’s also been enjoyable spending time with other like-minded practices!"
“So pleased to have helped. Fabulous hotel, HOYA looked after us well. Lovely to meet you and made lots of new friends. A day I won't forget.”