Specsavers in Beverley has so far collected an amazing 3,000 pairs of glasses from the generous residents in the area for those living in areas where eyecare is not readily available, as the team continue to support eyecare in Zambia.
The team in store are encouraging local residents to continue to drop in their old unwanted glasses.
Locals can drop into the store on Toll Gavel and leave their unwanted specs in the dedicated collection bins to help further the cause.
Jeremy Beesley, store director at Beverley Specsavers says: ‘We're over the moon with the number of glasses that have been generously donated by the people of Beverley.
Vision Aid Overseas is an excellent cause and donating old glasses is a really easy and effective way to help them further their work. If you have any more lying around in drawers or at the back of the cupboards, please do bring them in.’
Trash to treasure
The frames are recycled by the charity and the money is used to support its work in developing countries.
The aim is to improve eye health across the globe and Vision Aid Overseas estimates that 640 million people worldwide are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses.
Specsavers has worked closely with the charity for the last decade and is continuing to do so.
In this time, Specsavers has raised more than £300,000 and helped more than 13,000 patients in Zambia.
The money has been put to good use by funding many vision centres including the construction of the next vision centre in Kasama, which will serve the Northern Province and Mongu for the Western Province.