Specsavers in Cosham has spent the last six months collecting approximately 300 pairs of glasses to donate to Vision Aid Overseas, a charity enabling those living in poverty in Africa to access affordable glasses and eye care.
Eye care for all
The team has been encouraging the local community to donate their used and unwanted specs at the store, which are then collected and recycled by Vision Aid Overseas. Proceeds generated from the reusable parts are used to establish vision centres, train local eye care professionals and provide outreach services to isolated communities in Africa.
Gully Sandhar, store director at Specsavers Cosham, said: ‘We’ve already sent quite a few collection boxes filled with donated glasses to Vision Aid Overseas this year, which will help to fund eye care projects for those that need it most.
‘We’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has already donated to the cause and encourage the whole community to keep sending us their old specs.’
Donate at the store today
Specsavers Cosham is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate a further 300 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at the store today.