Specsavers in East Ham has spent the last six months collecting 100 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 outlook
The team has been encouraging the local community to donate their used and unwanted specs at the store, 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.
Ravi Persand, store director at East Ham, said: ‘Customers have been incredibly generous with their donations so far and we would like to thank them for supporting Vision Aid Overseas, which makes a huge difference to people less fortunate than us.’
More donations to come
Specsavers East Ham is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate 200 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at the store today.