Eyecare specialists in Hartlepool are championing a successful specs recycling appeal in support of sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.

Optical experts from Specsavers in Hartlepool, together with Specsavers stores across the North East, collected and donated more than 44,000 pairs of old and unwanted glasses in 2015.

Now, they are once again calling for donations of old and unwanted glasses for their special Vision Aid Overseas collection box.

A word from the store director

Ian Walker, store director at Specsavers in Hartlepool, said: ‘Our Vision Aid Overseas appeal has always had a positive response from our local community.

‘By renewing our appeal for people to drop off their old and unwanted specs with us, we hope to kick start new donations from households across Durham. So, whether you’re having an early spring clean at home or you’re treating yourself to a new pair of specs, remember you can pop your unwanted pairs in our collection box.

‘It’s such a simple initiative but it can really make a positive change in people’s lives.’

More about the charity

Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eyecare in developing countries. After collecting specs through donations, the charity recycles them in an environmentally-friendly way, and the income generated from the recycling is used to support its programmes overseas.

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