Bishop Auckland eyecare experts are renewing their specs recycling campaign in aid of sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.

The team from Specsavers in Bishop Auckland, along with Specsavers stores in the North East, collected and donated more than 44,000 pairs of old and unwanted specs in 2015.

Once again, the store is calling for residents to drop off their old and unwanted glasses in the dedicated collection box in store.

A word from the store director

Tim Mitchison, store director at Specsavers in Bishop Auckland, said: ‘Our community has always given generously to our Vision Aid Overseas specs appeal.

‘We hope that by renewing our appeal for glasses, it will remind people that they can put their specs to good use when they’re finished with them. So whether you’re having an early spring clean in the house or updating your specs in store, just pop your unwanted pairs in the 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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