Eyecare experts in Newcastle are once again championing a specs recycling appeal in support of sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.
The team from Specsavers in Newcastle, together with Specsavers stores across the North East, collected and donated more than 44,000 pairs of old and unwanted glasses in 2015.
Now staff at the store are again calling for donations of old and unwanted glasses.
A word from the store director
Rachael Aiken, store director at Specsavers in Newcastle, said: ‘Our Vision Aid Overseas appeal has always resulted in a positive response from our local community.
‘By renewing our appeal for people to drop off their old and unwanted specs with us, we hope to kick start new donations from households across Newcastle. So, whether you’re having an early spring clean at home or you’re treating yourself to a new pair of specs in store, don’t forget you can pop your unwanted pairs in our collection box.
‘It’s such a simple initiative but it can really make a positive change in people’s lives.’
More about the charity
Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eyecare in developing countries. After collecting specs through donations, the charity recycles them in an environmentally-friendly way, and the income generated from the recycling is used to support its programmes overseas.