Grantham Lions need your help to collect lots of specs

Lions president Sandie Baker, Zimbabwe the Lion and Grantham Mayor Coun Linda Wootten EMN-160921-161040001
Lions president Sandie Baker, Zimbabwe the Lion and Grantham Mayor Coun Linda Wootten EMN-160921-161040001

Do you have a spare pair of specs lying around the house? Grantham Lions Club needs your donations of unwanted glasses to help change another person’s life.

Since 1988, Lions Clubs across the country have been raising awareness about the importance of eye health and the need for quality eye care services for all.

This year, Grantham Lions Club is asking for your support for its national Sight Programme, particularly with World Sight Day just around the corner – an event which takes place on Thursday, October 13.

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. That’s why the Lions started the Recycle For Sight program, a programme which everyone can help with.

Throughout the year, Lions, Leos and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centres (LERCs). LERC volunteers then clean and package the glasses, which are then distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.

Linda Wootten, Mayor of Grantham, is asking for glasses to be taken into the Mayors Parlour at the Guildhall on World Sight Day – Thursday, October 13, between 9am and 2pm.

This is a great scheme for all local schools and business to get involved in, as well as individuals and families.

Grantham Lions Club president, Sandie Baker said: “I would like to encourage everyone in Grantham to support the club’s efforts on World Sight Day and to donate as many spare glasses as possible.”

To find our more about the campaign you can visit the website at www.lionsclubs.org