Specsavers in Nuneaton is inviting local residents to join members of staff at a local market on Saturday 26 November to raise awareness of good eye health and collect donations for international charity, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
Treats for market-goers
The team will join regular traders with a stall at the thriving weekly Nuneaton Market where opticians will be on hand to give advice and answer any questions. Market-goers will be treated to goody bags as well as a free glasses cleaning and adjustment service throughout the day.
‘The Nuneaton Market is always very popular, so we’re looking forward to a busy weekend on the stall, answering questions, giving out some goodies and collecting glasses for VAO,’ commented store director, Gerry Hughes. ‘The work that the charity does has such a positive impact on so many lives, so we hope to collect as many pairs of specs as possible.’
Donate your old specs
Visitors can give their old or unwanted glasses to staff who will be stationed at the stall throughout the day, all of which will go to VAO.
Gerry continued: ‘We have been collecting for VAO in our store for more than 10 years, and have donated a great number of specs to the charity. It is easy to take eye care for granted in a country where optical services are so widely accessible, so we want to continue to raise awareness of the charity and encourage more donations in the years to come.’
Established in 1985, VAO works in five African countries to provide access to affordable glasses and eyecare. Donated glasses are recycled and the materials are sold on to raise funds to transform access to eyecare in developing countries.