Kind donations from the local community have helped Specsavers in Brownhills collect 424 pairs of specs, which will help provide eye care in the developing world.
The team collected the glasses on behalf of Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). The glasses will be recycled, and the money will then be used to support the charity’s work overseas, which provides vital eye care to people in deprived areas of Africa.
A word from the store director
‘We’re so grateful to our customers for their kind donations,’ said store director, Justine Page. ‘Having collected more than 400 pairs is so impressive, and I want to say a huge thank you to anyone who has donated.
‘The work that VAO does is vital. In this country, we take eye care for granted, but many people in the developing world don’t have access to vital services, so we’re keen to do whatever we can to help.’
VAO is on a mission to enable those living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eye care. The organisation is dedicated to fighting poverty, striving to reach out to the poorest communities. The process is environmentally friendly, and the charity currently supports four countries across Africa to establish and deliver their own sustainable eye care services.