Five students from Alfa College in Hardenberg have campaigned for the Eye Care Foundation by organizing a New Year’s Dive. One of the group was already in the organization of the New Year`s Dive at The Olde Meyer, a recreation area in Rheeze with a big swimming pond. This year Anouk Odink, Gerben Leemhuis, Chantal Roseboom, Gerlien Bolle and Angela Uilders (pictured from left to right) strengthened the existing organization.
Gerlien: “There were two things we felt were important in choosing the charity we wanted to support. We wanted it to be a smaller organization that was less known to us and we had got it into our heads to support a charity that helps the visually impaired. We found your organization on the internet. The site looked appealing and the Eye Care Foundation fit our objectives and so the choice was made. Each participant received a goodie bag with information about the Eye Care Foundation. The 172 participants of the New Year`s Dive paid a registration fee and we raised € 700 with the sale of pea soup, hot chocolate and cake.”