Specsavers Boston has reached a milestone in its appeal for donations of unwanted specs to help optical charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
The team has been busy collecting old and unwanted specs from members of the local community and have donated more than 3,000 pairs to VAO.
The donated specs will be recycled by VAO and the money used to support the charity’s work providing eye care to people in deprived areas of Africa.
A word from the store director
‘We’re delighted to have reached such a notable milestone and we’d like to thank the community for getting behind the appeal,’ said Nitul Prajapati, store director. ‘We’ve supported VAO for a long time. They perform important work to help those who need vital healthcare services.
‘It doesn’t stop here though, we’re encouraging locals to continue to support us in our collections and drop their old specs that might be lying about the house into our collection box in store.’
VAO is dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries and raises money by selling the materials recycled from old glasses. The process is environmentally friendly and enables the charity to fund its overseas projects.