A Medway charity shop has given around 250 pairs of glasses to Specsavers Chatham to help them in their collection for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

Old and unused glasses in Medway

The store, located on 215 High Street, has been encouraging customers to hand in their old and unused glasses for the charity and was recently paid a visit by staff from the British Red Cross Charity Shop in Rochester with their donation.

Red Cross store manager, Melanie Gibbons says: ‘We’re proud to have provided these glasses towards such a worthy cause. We welcome all sorts of donations in our store, from clothing to bric a brac and would love more volunteers to help us out, driving awareness of our charity and others like VAO.’

Successful drive for glasses

Specsavers store director, David Moorman says: ‘Our Vision Aid Overseas drive has been very successful so far and we couldn’t be more grateful to Red Cross and our community.

‘VAO provides eyecare services to underprivileged people in Africa, so we’re inviting our community to continue to help us support them in all their hard work by donating their old specs.’

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