Ahead of Recycle Week 2018, which takes place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September, the Specsavers Borehamwood team is focussing their efforts on encouraging customers to bring in their old spectacles to donate to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

What is Vision Aid Overseas

Vision Aid Overseas was founded in 1985 and has been helping some of the world’s poorest people to see clearly for over 30 years. VAO has been Specsavers international eye care charity since 2008 and since then Specsavers has raised more than half a million pounds.

How you can help

Stores across the UK have recycling boxes on the shop floor, where customers are encouraged to bring in their old spectacles. The donated specs are recycled by VAO and money raised by selling the recycled materials will support the charity’s work providing eye care to people in deprived areas across Ghana, Zambia and Ethiopia.

From the store director

‘We want to say a big thank you to all of our loyal customers who have donated their spectacles over the years’, says store director Lee Jobson-Fowle.

‘With Recycle Week coming up, we’d love to see our VAO box full to the brim of spectacles, so please remember if you have any lying around and pop in to see us!’

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