Specsavers stores in Wimbledon and Morden have spent the last six months collecting thousands of 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 helping hand
The teams have been encouraging the local community to donate their used and unwanted specs at both 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.
Andrew Kemp, store director at Specsavers Wimbledon and Morden, said: ‘We’ve had a great response from customers this year for Vision Aid Overseas. It is an incredibly worthy cause and we’re aiming to donate even more glasses to the charity over the next six months.’
More donations to come
Both stores are continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and are aiming to donate more than 4,000 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at one of the stores today.