The Specsavers opticians in Bridgwater successfully collected over 1,000 pairs of used and unwanted glasses from people in and around the community for Vision Aid Overseas to help ensure, that the eye care services provided in the developing nations are improved and easily accessible to everyone.
The Specsavers on the High Street had encouraged the community to donate any of their unwanted glasses to the scheme, which was put together by Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), VAO are also celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.
Store director of the Specsavers Bridgwater store, Andrew Cullerne, said: “We’re overwhelmed by the response from the community. ”
“It’s wonderful that the sale of the reusable materials from these glasses will now go towards helping support those less fortunate. ”
“Vision Aid Overseas works extremely hard to ensure people in Africa have access to the same high quality of eye care services as we do, so it’s vital that they receive as much support as possible.”
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“We’re going to carry on the collection as we know many more people may still have an old or unwanted pair of specs at home, so we’d like to encourage everyone to come and donate in store.”
To donate your glasses, visit Specsavers Bridgwater at 3 Royal Clarence House, High Street or call 01278 452 245.