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Putney boosts Vision Aid Overseas donations

07 August, 2017
Recycled glasses help to fund eye care projects in Africa
Recycled glasses help to fund eye care projects in Africa

Specsavers in Putney, Surbiton and Kingston upon Thames have spent the last six months collecting more than 3,000 pairs of glasses to donate to Vision Aid Overseas, a charity enabling those living in poverty in Africa to access affordable glasses and eye care.

A brighter future

The teams have been encouraging their local communities to donate their used and unwanted specs at the stores, which are then collected and recycled by Vision Aid Overseas. Proceeds generated from the reusable parts are used to establish vision centres, train local eye care professionals and provide outreach services to isolated communities in Africa.

Heanal Patel, store director at Specsavers Putney, said: ‘Vision Aid Overseas is a charity that is very close to the team here, and we would like to take the opportunity to thank our customers who have donated glasses to the cause this year. We’re targeting even more donations over the next six months.’

Donate today

Specsavers Putney, Surbiton and Kingston upon Thames are continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and are aiming to donate more than 6,000 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at one of the stores today.

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