Beverley Westwood Lions are appealing to residents to donate them their old glasses.
The charitable group will have a stall this Saturday, 20 July in Beverley. They hope residents will pop along and donate their old glasses.
A spokesperson for the Beverley Westwood Lions club said;
“We are urging people to pop along this weekend and donate their old glasses. These will then be packed up and shipped to countries in the third world.”
“This is apart of a global incentive run by lions international. In the developed world around 80pc of people can afford glasses, while 20pc can not.”
“When you look at the third world you need to reverse these figures, so just 20pc of those people can afford glasses.”
“Once collected the glasses will be sent to a centre where they will be washed and also sorted. They are then labelled, bagged and boxed before being shipped to third world countries.”
Glasses Donated Will Help People In The Third World Including Children
This incentive helps hundreds of people including children who have issues with sight. While a pair of reading glasses may cost just a few pounds, in some countries it equates to a years salary.
Beverley Westwood Lions will be collecting donations between 9AM and 1PM. They will also be holding a tombola on the stall to raise money for the charity.
As a club, Beverley Westwood Lions raise money all year round which is mostly spent supporting local causes.
They have supported a range of charities while they have also supported local sports clubs.
Throughout the year they also host events. These include the Bonfire and Fireworks on the Westwood and the New Year’s Day Fun Run.
They also say they will be using the day to promote the club. Anyone who would like to volunteer and support the work the lions do locally can find out more on Saturday.