Bexleyheath opticians raising funds for homeless charity

PUBLISHED: 10:30 04 November 2014 | UPDATED: 10:30 04 November 2014

The charity aims to help people who might otherwise be homeless.

The charity aims to help people who might otherwise be homeless.


Specsavers will host a series of fundraising events this week.

This is in aid of the Albert Kennedy Trust, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The charity seeks to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people are able to live in accepting, supportive and caring homes.

They provide a range of services to meet the needs of those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment.

Staff will be dressing up in green and purple to represent Specsavers’ and The Albert Kennedy Trust’s colours, as well as hosting a bake sale and giving out goodie bags.

Wouter De Wit, retail director at Specsavers in Bexleyheath, says: “This week marks the store’s 20th anniversary, so what better way to celebrate than hosting a week-long fundraising drive for The Albert Kennedy Trust.

“The charity is also celebrating a birthday this year, and we wanted to give something back to support the worthy cause by helping to those who need it most.

“The Albert Kennedy Trust seeks to support local young people of the LBGT community by providing appropriate homes through supported lodgings, fostering and other specialist housing schemes.

“We hope that as many of our loyal customers pop in to see us this week and dig deep to help us raise as much money as possible to celebrate the work of the charity.”

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