Old and unwanted glasses needed overseas
10 June, 2014
The team at Specsavers in Sutton-in-Ashfield collecting glasses for VAO
The Specsavers store, Sutton-in-Ashfield, has been collecting unwanted glasses to help raise funds for international charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
The team in the Idlewells Shopping Centre has been receiving old glasses from customers on behalf of the charity, which delivers eyecare and a sustainable supply of glasses at an extremely low cost to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Nigel Davidson, store director, said: ‘We’ve been collecting for the charity Vision Aid Overseas, which serves numerous people across the globe disadvantaged by poor vision. Through improved eyesight people achieve a better standard of education and ultimately, a better standard of living.
‘Thank you to all those who donated, if customers would still like to contribute any disused specs, donations are welcome and much appreciated.’
The charity raises money by recycling the glasses in an environmentally friendly way and uses the money it makes from selling the reusable materials to fund its overseas projects.