Specs recycling at South Shields opticians
South Shields eyecare experts are relaunching their charity specs collection for Vision Aid Overseas in store.
In 2015, the team from Specsavers in South Shields, together with Specsavers stores across the North East, collected and donated more than 44,000 pairs of old and unwanted glasses to the charity.
Now, they are once again calling for donations of old and unwanted glasses with the aim of replicating last year’s success.
A word from the store director
Bryan Clark, store director at Specsavers in South Shields, said: ‘Our Vision Aid Overseas collection box has always proved popular with local residents and customers.
‘By renewing our appeal for donations, we hope to offer a timely reminder for people about tackling the spring clean. Rather than have your old specs gather dust at home, just pop them in our collection box.
‘It’s such a simple initiative but it can really make a positive change in people’s lives.’
More about the charity
Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eyecare in developing countries. After collecting specs through donations, the charity recycles them in an environmentally-friendly way, and the income generated from the recycling is used to support its programmes overseas.