The team at Specsavers in Swinton is thanking customers, who donated more than 900 pairs of old and unwanted glasses to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) during 2017.

Affordable eyecare

Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas' mission is to enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eyecare.

All the collected glasses are recycled and the money made is used to help provide optical services in developing countries.

Working with Vision Aid Overseas, staff and customers at Specsavers in Swinton have shown their generosity by bringing a record-number of old glasses to the store for donation over the past year.

Massive success

Swinton store director, Amanda Pedder, said: ‘This year our customers have been very generous with their donations to the Vision Aid Overseas campaign.

‘We've worked closely with Vision Aid Overseas for years, and I'm very pleased that the Swinton store was able to make a contribution this year.'

About Vision Aid Overseas

VAO has been Specsavers international eyecare charity since 2008.

The group has raised over £600,000 for Zambian eye care including an optometry technologists training course at the Chainama College of Health Sciences in Lusaka, 10 staffed vision centres across Zambia and a national eyecare outreach programme.

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