'We aim to raise as much money as possible to support needy and disadvantaged children living in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.'
Specsavers Children's Charitable Foundation was set up in 2000 to raise money to help needy and disadvantaged children living in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
It is run by a board of trustees headed by Mary Perkins, Specsavers Opticians' founder.
Specsavers has a long history of supporting various charitable causes, one of which is the BBC's annual Children in Need appeal. But although an extremely worthy cause, many people questioned the fact that there was no guarantee that money raised in Guernsey comes back to the island.
To ensure that all the money Specsavers raises so successfully every year does help local people, Specsavers decided to form their own charitythe Specsavers Children's Charitable Foundation.
Money is raised through a series of fund-raising events, including the annual charity ball every November.
Local charities, children's groups and individuals are invited to contact Specsavers to apply for a donation to their cause, whether it be paying for a child's playgroup fees, donating equipment to a youth club or sponsoring the island's Youth Quitline, we give every application our full and considered attention.
Local businesses and individuals can also sponsor the foundation by making a donation.
If you would like to make a donation to the foundation, please make cheques payable to Specsavers CCF and send to Helen Pipet at the address on the right.
If you would like to apply for a grant, write to:
If you would like to raise money for the foundation, a fund-raising pack, including sponsorship forms, is available from Jo Moody, at the above address.