Milton Keynes’ Specsavers has one eye on your glasses

September 13, 2017 by  

Specsavers in Bletchley has donated a generous 1,800 pairs of glasses to impoverished countries.

The branch raised the sum from customers over a six-month period. The collection will be presented to Vision Aid Overseas, an eyecare charity which recycles glasses before using the funds to develop vision centres, educate local eyecare staff, and provide services to isolated and remote communities to five African countries.

Bletchley Specsavers director, Bhavash Kotecha, said:

“I am overwhelmed by the support from the local community who have contributed to our VAO collection. We encourage our customers to drop their old specs into our donations box in store, rather than having them gathering dust at home.”

Kotecha went on to say that the branch has built up an impressive collection that will have a significant impact on those living in developing countries who are unable to access basic eyecare.

Specsavers has enjoyed a close working relationship with the charity over the past 10 years. The company has raised over £800,000 in that time, as well as having collected over 250,000 pairs of spectacles.

Companies in any sector may want to start a charity fundraising campaign, whether that is inhouse, or with help from the public. Leaflet printing is just one service a local print shop could offer to help these companies raise awareness of their campaigns.