Staff at Specsavers in Chelmsford are calling out for locals to carry on donating glasses to the store.

The team are collecting the frames to donate to Vision Aid Overseas - an eyecare charity that helps individuals in some of Africa’s poorest nations.

Staff at the High Street store have also been raising awareness of the charity, which works in Africa to transform access to eyecare services.

So far the store has successfully collected over 300 glasses in the last few months, and has high hopes to collect even more.

Important cause

Megan Hodges, retail manager at Specsavers in Chelmsford, says: ‘We’re constantly collecting glasses from our customers to donate to Vision Aid.

‘It’s such an important cause and everyone at the Chelmsford store is proud to support the charity. We want to emphasize that every pair of glasses donated will make a massive difference.’

Megan adds: ‘Anyone with a spare pair of specs, please pop into store and one of our team will be on hand to help donate.’

Vision Aid Overseas is part of the Vision 2020 initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020. Since 2003, Specsavers stores have collected and recycled more than a quarter of a million glasses for the charity.

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