Following its initial success during the 10th anniverary celebrations, Vision Surgery is re-launching the Shared Vision Award, offering patients and individuals the opportunity to recognise eye health professionals. Nominations will be accepted from January until 2nd May 2014.
The winner of the initial award was Phillip Shoebridge of Edwards Opticians, East Yorkshire.Â He received the highest number of entries and beat off stiff competition from other eye health-care workers.Â He received a commemorative trophy as well as a Â£1000 donation to his chosen eye care charity – Hull & East Riding Institute for the Blind (HERIB).
Do you know of someone working in eye health care who has had the vision and personal capacity to reach out to people in the community and ‘go the extra mile’ to support someone with eye health problems? Perhaps they have gone above and beyond the call of duty and given their spare time to support people in the wider community, helped an elderly neighbour or worked with a charity to improve the lives of others who are visually challenged.Â Perhaps a member of staff at your local optician’s, your GP practice or local hospital is worthy of consideration?Â The nominee does not have to be medically qualified; nominations for all disciplines will be considered.
Nominate your chosen individual for the Shared Vision Award 2014 and help raise Â£1000 for a local eye charity. The winner will be announced in June 2014, will receive an engraved trophy in recognition of their efforts, and Â£1000 to donate to the eye health charity of their choice.
â€¢ The act for which you are nominating this person must have taken place betweenÂ January 2013 and April 2014
â€¢ The person nominated must live/work within Yorkshire and/or Lincolnshire.
â€¢ Entries must be submitted by Friday 2nd May 2014
The decision of the Vision Surgery & Research Centre Selection Committee in awarding the winner is final.
Nominate your unsung hero –Â call 01482 339515 for an application form which will be available from December 2013.