Tag: Vision Aid Overseas

Tag: Vision Aid Overseas

07 December, 2017
Specsavers raise money for VAO

22 colleagues from Specsavers competed in the 2017 Great Ethiopian Run on 30 November to raise funds for charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). They joined 44,000 other runners in Addis Ababa for the world’s highest altitude 10,000m road race. The event was started in 2001 by former athlete and current president of the athletics federation, Haile Gebreselassie.

18 January, 2018
The team at Specsavers Acton with some of the used glasses collected so far

Specsavers Acton are supporting international eye health charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) – and they need your help.

All you have to do is bring your used glasses into the store, in the High Street, and you will be helping people in the developing world see better.

International charity

Your unwanted glasses will be recycled to raise vital funds for the charity. Not bad for something which is often thrown away.

18 January, 2018

Specsavers in Ilkley has thanked customers for donating more than 4,000 of their old, unused glasses this year, as part of a charity campaign to help people in Africa to see more clearly.

Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) has been helping some of the poorest people in the world to see properly for more than 30 years. The charity’s mission is to enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eyecare.

18 January, 2018
Kirkcaldy display donations for VAO

More than 2,500 pairs of old and unwanted glasses have been amassed by a Kirkcaldy opticians to donate to eyecare charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

Specsavers Kirkcaldy is a collection point for VAO and throughout 2017 the High Street opticians donated more than 2,500 pairs thanks to the generosity of local residents.

VAO provides eyecare and glasses for people in developing countries, who otherwise would not have access to help. The charity raises money by collecting old glasses for recycling.

15 January, 2018
(Back row, second from left) James Morris, principal optometrist, (front row, third from left) Chris Padfield, instore trainer,

Two Blackwood team members travelled half way across the world to take part in the world’s highest altitude 10k race, for a charity that helps treat people without access to eyecare services.

Great Ethiopian Run

James Morris, a principle optometrist at Blackwood, and in-store trainer, Chris Padfield, travelled to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for the Great Ethiopian Run, to raise funds for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

12 January, 2018
Spec collection

Generous customers at Specsavers in Northampton have donated 4,360 pairs of used specs to improve eyecare in developing countries.

The store have been supporting Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) for almost ten years, donating a staggering 41,430 pairs of glasses to date.

The collected glasses are sent to the charity and recycled to raise money for it’s charitable work.

With around 10% of the world’s population disadvantaged by poor vision, VAO is dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eyecare.

21 December, 2017
Children's glasses donated to charity

Children in some of the poorest countries are set to benefit from a donation of new glasses from staff at Specsavers Exmouth.

Staff have shipped over 65 children’s frames in the last couple of months to the charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO)

A word from the store

Store director Ria Heskins said: ‘We realised that we had children’s glasses that could not be sold and thought that the best way to use them was to send them to those who really needed them.

20 December, 2017
A local optical assistant competed in the 2017 Great Ethiopian Run in aid of Vision Aid Overseas

A local optical assistant competed in the 2017 Great Ethiopian Run in aid of Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), raising £2,600 for people in developing countries.

Nicholas Reid from Specsavers Westhill joined 44,000 other runners – including 22 colleagues from Specsavers – in Addis Ababa for the world’s highest altitude 10,000m road race. The event was started in 2001 by former athlete and current president of the athletics federation, Haile Gebreselassie.

Raising vital funds

20 December, 2017
Vision Aid Overseas

The team at Specsavers in Wythenshawe is celebrating after getting more than 420 pairs of old, unused glasses from customers in 2017 as part of a charity campaign to help people in Africa to see more clearly.

Affordable eyecare

Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) has been helping some of the poorest people in the world to see properly for more than 30 years. The charity’s mission is to enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eyecare.

20 December, 2017
Vision Aid Overseas

The team at Specsavers in Swinton is thanking customers, who donated more than 900 pairs of old and unwanted glasses to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) during 2017.

Affordable eyecare

Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas' mission is to enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eyecare.

All the collected glasses are recycled and the money made is used to help provide optical services in developing countries.