Specsavers Whitstable is calling upon the community to donate their old specs to eyecare charity Claude Diabetic Trust during National Eye Health Week.

Providing eyecare services to people in Ghana

From 21 to 27 September Specsavers, located on 22 High Street, will be encouraging residents to root around their drawers at home for old glasses and bring them to the store, so they can be used to help provide eyecare services to people in Ghana.

Specsavers Whitstable store director Siobhan Fennell says: ‘There are many people in developing countries who don’t have easy access to high quality eyecare, so it’s essential that we continue to support charities like Claude Diabetic Trust who can help change lives with their work.

Importance of eyecare charities

‘We’re highlighting the importance of eyecare charities during National Eye Health Week, as a lot of people in the UK take their sight for granted. We’d like to invite everyone to think twice before throwing out old specs – come in store instead to help make a difference.’

Claude Diabetic Trust was started by Specsavers Whitstable optometrist, Sam Ekuful, and aims to set up regular diabetic screenings in Ghana and give local people access to optical provisions.

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