An opticians in Dewsbury is celebrating a major boost to its charity campaign to help impoverished people in developing countries to see clearly after collecting more than 2,400 unwanted glasses from customers.

Breaking records

Working with Vision Aid Overseas, staff and customers at Specsavers in Dewsbury have donated a record number of old glasses to the store over the last eight months.

The project has been hugely successful in 2017, and the team is hopeful that donations will continue to be received for the rest of the year.

The team is grateful

Nicola Nisbet, store director at Specsavers on Westgate, says: ‘We would like to thank all of our customers who helped us in this project recently and please do keep bringing in your glasses. Every single pair will make a difference.

‘In a country where opticians’ services are readily available, such as the UK, it is easy to take our vision for granted. In the developing world, the provision of optical services has a real impact on peoples’ lives.’

Every little helps

All the collected glasses are recycled and the money made is used to help provide eyecare in five African countries.

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