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Allan Thompson

ALLAN THOMPSON – Director of External Relations

Allan is our Director of External Relations, overseeing the management of Orbis UK’s fundraising and communications teams. Allan has over 20 years’ experience of working for organisations for blind and deaf people in the UK and internationally.

He joined the charity in 2010 and since then has devised and implemented successful fundraising and awareness campaigns to help raise funds for Orbis's sight-saving work.

Over the last few years Orbis UK has transformed its approach to fundraising, resulting in its income nearly trebling from £3 million in 2010 to more than £8 million for the first time in 2017.

Allan interviewed by Optometry Today in 2015