Members of staff from Specsavers Daventry have joined forces with local organisation, the Daventry Rotary Club, to raise much-needed awareness and collect unwanted pairs of glasses for international charity, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
The team, along with members of the Daventry-based Rotary Club, have collected more than 500 pairs of specs, and are continuing to encourage people in the local community to donate their old and unwanted glasses to the charity.
Essential charity work
‘There are more than 640 million people in the world living with visual impairments or sight loss that can’t get access to the eyecare they really need. The work that VAO does is essential for those in developing countries who are affected by poor vision,’ explains store director Daljit Singh Purewal.
‘We’re delighted to be able to offer so many pairs of specs to the charity already, which will be recycled to generate income to support overseas programmes. If you have an old or unwanted pair of glasses that you would like to donate, please visit us in the store.’
The Daventry Rotary Club
The Daventry Rotary Club is an organisation that provides resources and support to local community groups, organises events for people of all ages in the local area, and generates awareness and fundraising for global health, welfare and disaster campaigns.
Vision Aid Overseas is a UK based organisation that works in a number of African countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia. The charity, founded in 1985, provides eye tests and glasses to those who need them, and aims to help those living in poverty who have little or no access to eyecare.