A longstanding trustee and optometrist has announced his retirement from sight loss charity Galloway’s.
Peter Howard was given a fitting send-off via Zoom at the organisation’s AGM earlier this month.
During his working life, Peter was an independent optometrist at Clare and Howard Opticians, in Garstang.
He started his career in 1971, when he joined family friend and optician Eric Clare in his established practice in Morecambe.
He then launched a new site in Garstang two years later, where he worked for 35 years.
Following his retirement, he was invited to join Galloway’s as a member of the trustee board in 2006. He has also spent the past six years on the finance committee and was a co-director of Brew Me Sunshine, in Morecambe.
CEO Stuart Clayton said:
“Peter has served the charity for 14 years as a trustee with such enthusiasm and commitment.
“Whenever we hold an event, meeting or launch a new service, Peter is the first to sign up and give his support.
“Myself and all our members at Galloway’s are very grateful for the positive impact Peter has had on the charity and we owe him a debt of gratitude.”