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Thousands of specs donated to Africa

03 March, 2017
Dispensing Assistant Mel Mitchell next to the 2016 donations tracker at Specsavers Hillsborough
Dispensing Assistant Mel Mitchell next to the 2016 donations tracker at Specsavers Hillsborough

An opticians in Hillsborough is celebrating a major boost for its charity campaign to help the people of Zambia to see clearly after collecting more than 2,900 donations of unwanted glasses from its customers in 2016.

The community's generosity
Working with Vision Aid Overseas, staff and customers at Specsavers Hillsborough have shown their generosity by bringing a record number of old glasses to the store for donation over the last year.

The project was been hugely successful in 2016, and the team is hopeful that donations will continue to be received throughout the year.

A word from the director
Store director, Gary Bamford 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.’

A fantastic cause
All the collected glasses are recycled and the money made is used to help provide eyecare in developing countries.

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