Glasses to help charity

More than 2,000 pairs of unwanted glasses have been donated to help people in developing countries.

Staff at Specsavers, in Blyth, encouraged residents to donated old glasses in aid of international sigh charity Vision Aid Overseas.

John Ludlow, store director, said: “We’ve been blown away by the response from residents.

“It’s wonderful that the sale of the reusable materials from these glasses will help create a positive effect on the lives of people less fortunate.”

Vision Aid Overseas works in six African nations to establish vision centres, train healthcare workers and utilise the expertise of volunteers to give people desperately-needed eye examinations and treatment.

John added: “We’re going to carry on the collection as we know many more people may still have an old or unwanted pair of specs at home.

“Why not pop into store and put them to good use by donating them to Vision Aid Overseas?”

To donate your old glasses, or to book an eye examination, visit the store or call (01670) 354000 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/Blyth