A glasses collection at a Palmers Green opticians doubled in a week following a community appeal.
Surge in donations
Specsavers in Palmers Green, located at 359 Green Lanes, has been championing a glasses recycling scheme to help improve access to eyecare services in developing countries.
Following a call for donations, its collection total for the sight charity Vision Aid Overseas rose from 500 to 1000 pairs of used and unwanted specs in a matter of days.
A word of thanks
Jaswinder Singh Nagra, store director of Specsavers in Palmers Green, said: ‘We’re overwhelmed at the response of the community to our appeal and have been inundated with donations. Thank you to everyone who has already dropped off their old and unwanted specs. Your generosity will help improve access to eyecare services for people in developing countries.’
How to get involved
Residents simply need to drop their specs into collection boxes in store and the charity will use the proceeds from selling the reusable materials towards establishing vision centres, training healthcare workers and utilising the expertise of volunteers to give people desperately-needed eye examinations and treatment.