Specsavers in Whiteley has spent the first six months of the year collecting 600 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.
Eye care for all
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.
Lee Johnston, store director at Specsavers Whiteley, said: ‘We’re a big supporter of Vision Aid Overseas and we’re proud to sponsor a cause that provides much-needed eye care to people less fortunate than us.
‘We’ve had a great response from customers for the charity so far this year and we’re now encouraging them to donate even more glasses in store.’
Support the cause today
Specsavers Whiteley is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate 1,200 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at the store today.