Team members from a Bingham opticians have been focussing their efforts around an appeal for donations of unwanted specs to help optical charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
Staff from Specsavers on Eaton Place have been collecting old and unwanted specs from members of the local community, tallying up an impressive 507 pairs which will be sent to VAO.
The donated specs will be recycled by VAO and the money will be used to support the charity’s work providing eye care to people in deprived areas of Africa.
“This is such a simple initiative and yet one which can really make a difference,” said Amit Rana, store director at Specsavers Bingham.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to the local community for getting behind the appeal and helping us with our impressive collection.
“It doesn’t stop here though, we’re encouraging locals to continue to support us in our collections and drop their old specs, that might be lying about the house, into our collection box in store.”
VAO is dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries and raises money by selling the materials recycled from old glasses.
The process is environmentally friendly and enables the charity to fund its overseas projects.
To drop off a pair of old or unwanted specs or to find out more, visit the store at 13 Eaton Place, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8BD, call 01949 837808 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/bingham