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Keighley Specsavers donated unwanted glasses to charity

01 March, 2017
A young boy happy to be wearing his new glasses
This young boy is happy to be wearing his new glasses

Specsavers opticians in Keighley is celebrating a major boost for its charity campaign to help the people of Zambia to see clearly after collecting more than 2,500 donations of unwanted glasses from its customers in 2016.

Working with Vision Aid Overseas, staff and customers at Specsavers Keighley have shown their generosity by bringing a record-number of old glasses to the store for donation over the last year. 
The project has been hugely successful in 2016, and the team is hopeful that donations will continue to be received throughout the year.

Store director, Nigel Wilson, said: ‘We would like to thank all of our customers who helped us in this project recently and please do keep bringing in your glasses. Every single one will make a difference.

‘In a country where opticians’ services are readily available, such as the UK, it is easy to take our vision for granted. In the developing world, the provision of optical services has a real impact on peoples’ lives.’

All the collected glasses are recycled and the money made is used to help provide eyecare in developing countries.

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