Appeal from Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes (SOLCIOE)

Once every four years, at the Special Olympics GB National Games (, we run a vision screening for the athletes as part of the Healthy Athletes programme. This year the National Games will be in Sheffield from 7th-12th August 2017.

I am writing to ask you to volunteer to help with the screening please. For those athletes that need new glasses there will be a refraction and dispensing of free glasses. 

Accommodation will be available in University accommodation close to the screening, but preference for attending the screening will be given to those volunteers that live in the Sheffield area. All meals will be provided. 

If you would like to volunteer to be part of this exciting and rewarding event please email Sarah at in the first instance, with your name & address.


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