Vision Care for Homeless PeopleVolunteer OOs have been sought by Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) for its clinics in London and Brighton.

The organisation said the weekly Thursday morning clinic for Brighton’s homeless and dispossessed was struggling to take place and volunteers were needed urgently.

‘We also seek dispensing opticians, optical assistants, receptionists and students to help with the clinic administration at the Crisis Christmas (December 23-30),’ said VCHP chair, Elaine Styles.

Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis added: 'Being homeless can be a cold, miserable experience and never more so than at Christmas when most of us are sharing in the warmth of family and friends. By helping make Christmas happen for homeless people, volunteers can not only bring some much-needed cheer to our guests but also set them up with the chance to have a more positive year ahead through our life-changing services.'

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