Specsavers in Kenilworth has donated more than 2,500 pairs of specs to the Kenilworth Lions Club to help improve access to eyecare overseas.
The collection point at the store proved popular with 2,805 pairs of glasses donated. Once collected by the Lions, the frames and lenses are sorted and graded by prisoners at Frankland Gaol in Durham. From there they are sent to Medico de France, a humanitarian organisation that distributes the specs to provide much-needed assistance to those who, without help, wouldn’t be able to earn a living or get an education.
A word from the store director
Ambreena Bhatti, store director at Specsavers Kenilworth, said: ‘We had a phenomenal response to the appeal and are delighted that we’re able to help people who desperately need it. We’d like to thank everyone who donated and encourage anyone who has any old specs lurking at the back of a drawer, to drop them off at our collection point which is still in store.’