Musician, comic and poet John Hegley has announced that he will voice a BBC Radio 4 appeal for Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP).

During the appeal, Popticians band member and glasses wearer Hegley will ask listeners for donations to fund the charity’s work throughout the UK. It will be broadcasted on June 16 at 7.45am, repeated later at 9.26pm and again on June 20 at 3.27pm.

Hegley visited the Aldgate Vision Care for Homeless People clinic in preparation for the appeal and said: ‘It was such a warm, welcoming environment and these clinics are making a real difference to people’s lives.’