Specsavers collecting your specs to boost international charity

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Specsavers in Grantham is collecting unwanted specs to help raise funds for international charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

Specsavers in the Isaac Newton Centre is calling out to locals to donate unwanted specs to the charity, which delivers eyecare and a sustainable supply of glasses to impoverished people in the developing world.

Store director Bijal Ladva said: “We have a special collection point in-store, where you can drop off your unwanted specs. Donating old glasses costs you nothing, but really drives funds for the charity which improves access to eyecare for people with poor vision in developing countries.

“Most people who wear specs will have pairs they no longer wear due to a change in prescription. If you do, please drop them off into the store so that they can be put to good use.”

VAO raises money by selling the materials recycled from old glasses. The process is environmentally friendly and enables the charity to fund its overseas projects.

For more information visit www.visionaidoverseas.org.

To drop off any unwanted specs visit Specsavers in the Isaac Newton Centre, Grantham, call 01476 572111 or visit www.specsavers.com/stores/grantham.