While Specsavers Blackheath has been open to the local community for essential care during the pandemic, one member of the team has extended a helping hand to a community further afield.
Optical assistant, Mustafa Omed, is taking part in a seven-hour hike in Snowdonia in a bid to raise £2000 for those in Yemen faced with a humanitarian crisis and the COVID-19 outbreak.
‘Like many people during the pandemic I wondered how I could maximise my help during these difficult times,’ explained Mustafa. ‘I took initiative to help those suffering from the coronavirus outbreak alongside fighting for basic human needs – to care for those suffering in Yemen.
‘The money raised will be donated to One Nation, a relief and development charity which works locally and internationally. I’m already at just over £1800 which is incredible, but it would mean the world to reach the fundraising goal and would make such a huge difference in Yemen.’
After years of war, nearly 24 million people, including 12.3 million children, need humanitarian assistance in Yemen.
‘We are incredibly proud of Mustafa,’ added Iram Noreen, Specsavers Blackheath store director. ‘He is a superstar and such a thoughtful and caring individual. We wish him the very best for the hike and know he is going to do brilliantly.’
For more information on Mustafa’s fundraising, or to support him on his hike, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mustafa-omed