Lymington residents are being encouraged to donate their old glasses cases to HOPe (Helping Older People) New Forest through Specsavers.

Helping older people

The store, located on 71 High Street, are collecting the cases for the charity so that they can be painted and sold for donations. David Macro, store director at Specsavers in Lymington said: ‘We want to support HOPe New Forest in all of the hard work they do for our community.

A lot of our customers are over the age of 60 so we’re keen to highlight the importance of helping older people retain independence. We’re inviting Lymington residents to come and give us their unused cases to help make a difference.’

Supporting the local community

Celia Burgess, MBE of HOPe New Forest said: ‘We’re very grateful to Specsavers in Lymington for their efforts in helping to raise money for our charity. HOPe was set up by local people for local people, so support from members of our community is key to helping us function.

The glasses cases get decorated by our volunteer, Liz and then sold for £3 each, with all funds going to the charity. We really appreciate the generosity of our community with this cause.’

HOPe was launched in October 2013 and offers a free advice and information service to older people, their families, carers and friends to improve the quality of life for thousands of people locally. Contact HOPe on 01425 629009.

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