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Vision Aid Overseas gets Shirley support

15 August, 2017
Funds from donated glasses help support eye care projects in Africa
Funds from donated glasses help support eye care projects in Africa

Specsavers in Shirley, Bitterne, Southampton and Totton have collected more than 700 pairs of glasses in the first six months of the year to donate to Vision Aid Overseas, a charity enabling those living in poverty in Africa to access affordable glasses and eye care.

A worthy cause

The teams have been encouraging their local communities to donate their used and unwanted specs at the stores, 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.

Richard Morgan, store director at Specsavers Shirley, said: ‘We’d like to thank all of our customers for their generous donations for Vision Aid Overseas in the first half of the year. We’re now aiming to keep up the momentum and collect even more glasses before the end of 2017.’

Donate your old specs today

Specsavers Shirley, Bitterne, Southampton and Totton are continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and are aiming to donate more than 1,400 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at one of the stores today.

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