Specsavers in Walton on Thames has spent the last six months collecting more than 1,000 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.
The team has been encouraging the local community to donate their used and unwanted specs at the store, 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.
Conor MacCarthy, store director at Specsavers Walton on Thames, said: ‘We’d like to say a big thank you to all customers who have donated to Vision Aid Overseas so far. Their generosity means we are well on our way to hitting our donation target for the end of the year.
‘We’d like to remind customers that while we cannot send glasses cases to Vision Aid Overseas, they can donate any pair of unused glasses by dropping them off in our in-store collection box.’
Keep up the donations
Specsavers Walton on Thames is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate more than 2,000 pairs by the end of 2017. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at the store today.