Specsavers in Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames and Putney have spent the last six months collecting more than 3,000 pairs of glasses to donate to Vision Aid Overseas, a charity enabling those living in poverty in Africa to access affordable glasses and eye care.

A helping hand

The teams have been encouraging their local communities to donate their used and unwanted specs at the stores, which are then collected and recycled by Vision Aid Overseas. Proceeds generated from the reusable parts are used to establish vision centres, train local eye care professionals and provide outreach services to isolated communities in Africa.

Guy Loveday, store director at Specsavers Surbiton, said: ‘We’re proud to support Vision Aid Overseas, and the donations we have received from customers will go a long way to providing glasses and professional eye care to those in need.’

Support the cause

Specsavers Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames and Putney are continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and are aiming to donate more than 6,000 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at one of the stores today.

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