Specs appeal gets more than 1,000 donations

More than 1,000 pairs of glasses have been donated to a Ripley opticians after a plea to help boost eye care in developing countries.

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 10:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 11:03 am

Residents have been donating their unwanted and old prescription glasses to the The Oxford Street Specsavers for Vision Aid Overseas, the international charity that ensures people in developing countries can access eye care in their communities.

The opticians has received the glasses following a team challenge to encourage customers to hand in their old specs. But the hard work does not end there as the team continue to call for donations from local residents.

Ripley Specsavers store director Kuldip Dosanjh said: “We can’t believe the number of donations we’ve received and are so grateful to the community for their generosity and support of Vision Aid Overseas.

“We’re always open to more donations so if you have no need for an old pair of specs, please send them our way. There are millions of people in the world who cannot get access to the eye care they need, but Vision Aid Overseas are making a real difference, and so will these donations.”

Donated glasses are recycled and the income generated is used to support the charity’s work.