Thousands of specs donated to Africa
An opticians in Mexborough is celebrating a major boost for its charity campaign to help the people of Zambia to see clearly after collecting more than 6,000 donations of unwanted glasses from its customers in 2016.
Thanks to the people of Mexborough
Working with Vision Aid Overseas, staff and customers at Specsavers Mexborough have shown their generosity by bringing a record number of old glasses to the store for donation over the last year.
The project was hugely successful in 2016, and the team is hopeful that donations will continue to be received throughout the year.
The collection continues
Store director, Andy Bryer says: ‘We would 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.
‘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.’
Eyecare is needed across the world
All the collected glasses are recycled and the money made is used to help provide eyecare in developing countries.