Here at Specs we are tremendously proud of our team and their achievements, so it is a privilege to announce that our optometrist Elaine Styles has been clothed in the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
When not at Specs of Kensington Elaine chairs Vision Care for Homeless People, a charity set-up to provide eyecare services to homeless and other vulnerable people. Having raised thousands of pounds through her extensive cycling- from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, and through some of the most challenging cols of the Tour de France, Elaine sets an impressive example of leading a charity, which was recognised by the livery.
The twelve year old charity, which now has centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Brighton, has benefitted greatly for support from the Livery company, and its long association with charitable work brought admiration from Elaine, as she explained –
“I was very interested in becoming involved in the historic Livery which has been working to fight visual impairment since 1629. When I was asked if I would be interested in being Clothed as a Liveryman, I was honoured and decided I would like to take this next step. The WCSM has a long record of improving knowledge and skills within the optical sector, as well as supporting charitable work, so I will be among like-minded people. It’s a great opportunity to improve the awareness of VCHP among my fellow Liverymen and inform them about the work we carry out with such a vulnerable group of people.”
Elaine was honoured to be clothed as a liveryman, as we are having her here at Specs. Her dedication to the field and improving others eye sight is unparalleled. Congratulations Elaine!
For information on Vision Care for Homeless visit www.visioncareforhomeless.org