Specs appeal made

A Berwick opticians is calling on specs wearers to support its glasses recycling scheme this spring.

Thursday, 29th March 2018, 3:00 pm
Nick Dawson of Specsavers in Berwick.

Nick Dawson, director of Specsavers in Marygate, is calling for donations of old and unwanted glasses as the store prepares to send off 1,000 pairs, collected in recent months, to sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.

The funds generated from the donations will be used to help build vision centres, train local eyecare workers and deliver eyecare services to remote and isolated communities in five African nations.

Nick Dawson, director at in Berwick, said: “Our plea is simple. This year, when you’re cleaning out your cupboards and drawers, pop your old and unwanted specs to one side and bring them into store.

“We have 1,000 pairs ready to send to the charity, donated by kind customers and staff, and we want to kick-start our collection once more.

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“Don’t have them gathering dust at home when they could be making a real difference in the lives of people who don’t yet have access to basic eyecare services.”

Specsavers has worked closely with Vision Aid Overseas over the last decade. Almost 48,000 eye tests have been carried out through Vision Aid Overseas activities in the last year. Find out more about the charity at www.visionaidoverseas.org.

To make your donation, visit Specsavers in Berwick or contact the team on 01289 301 180.