The team at Specsavers in Harborne are thanking all customers for contributing old, unwanted specs towards their collection for Vision Aid Overseas.
Through the generosity of the local community, the store has donated thousands of pairs of specs to the chairty and they are seeking donations to carry this on in the coming year.
Store director, Amit Madlani, says: ‘Thanks to our loyal customers we have managed to donate hundreds of old specs to Vision Aid Overseas who use the funds to transform lives. Ten percent of the world’s population are disadvantaged with poor vision and we are dedicated to be part of the mission in helping those that suffer. Donations are vital to the success of charities like VAO so we would like to say a huge thank you for everyone’s support and encourage donations to keep on coming.’
VAO are dedicated to fighting poverty in developing countries by transforming access to eye care for conditions such as refractive error: a common disorder where the eye cannot clearly focus image.
The charity uses the money raised from the recycled specs to fund work in countries like Ethiopia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, so that they can provide ongoing eye care to people living in communities they work with.
Do you have some old specs that you no longer use? Drop them off at 136 High Street store in Harborne.