Specsavers stores across Leeds are celebrating a major boost for its charity campaign to help the people of Zambia to see clearly after collecting more than 28,000 donations of unwanted glasses from its customers in 2017.

Record-number of donations

Working with Vision Aid Overseas, staff and customers at Specsavers in Leeds, Guiseley, Rothwell, Pudsey, Headingley and Kirkstall 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 2017, and the teams are hopeful that donations will continue to be received throughout the year.

Store director at Leeds Albion Street, Mark Richardson, says: ‘We’d 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.

Impact on peoples' lives

‘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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