The team at Specsavers in Newcastle-under-Lyme are thanking all customers for contributing old, unwanted specs towards their collection for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and old hearing aids for Sound Seekers.

Vital donations

Through the generosity of the local community, the store has already donated 728 pairs of specs and 15 hearing aids to the charities already this year.  

Store director, Peter Harvey, said: ‘Through the donation of old glasses and hearing aids, we are helping to provide access to eyecare and hearcare for people in developing countries. Both charities work tirelessly to ensure those needs are met, and customer donations are vital to their success.’ 

VAO and Sound Seekers

VAO raises money by selling the materials from old glasses. The recycling method is environmentally friendly and enables the charity to fund its overseas projects. For more information visit

Sound Seekers works hard to deliver sustainable, cost-effective projects that contribute to long-term support in Africa. They provide audiology training and equipment for hospitals and help children with hearing loss to get the education they deserve. For more information visit

The team at Newcastle is encouraging people to continue donating old specs and hearing aids to raise funds for eyecare and hearcare in developing countries. Donations can be dropped off at the collection point in-store to be recycled and sold on to support the charities’ ongoing work.

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