To kick off the Christmas charity campaign for Specsavers in Beverley, the store will be collecting unwanted and unused frames at the store in Toll Gavel and donating them to the international charity. The Specsavers store has set a target to collect 2013 pairs of glasses to celebrate the end of a fantastic year.
“The situation across Africa is unfamiliar to those in Britain who have access to professional eye care from Specsavers. For this reason it is important that we do all we can to improve eye health elsewhere.”
“We encourage those that have spare glasses that are no longer of use to them to donate their specs to show support for the fantastic work that Vision Aid Overseas carry out. Through everyone’s support we hope to provide an amazing Christmas present to those that need it most.”
Vision Aid Overseas recycles the glasses and the money raised is used to fund their charity work in developing countries. This includes giving people essential eye tests and treatment, and the charity also train local optometrists to improve the services they provide in their own community.
With the help of Specsavers, Vision Aid Overseas is committed to providing vital eye care for people living in numerous countries across Africa. Previously, there have been inadequate facilities to ensure that those who desperately require eye health care receive it.
Specsavers has worked closely with the charity for the last decade and is continuing to do so. In this time, the optician has raised more than £370,000 and has collected in excess of 250,000 pairs of glasses.
For more information about Vision Aid Overseas, visit www.vao.org.uk.
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