Tuesday, 31 May 2011

SPVA's got specs appeal

Staff from SPVA in the South West have been recycling their old spectacles to support an overseas charity.

Working with colleagues from other government departments - HM Revenue & Customs and DWP, on the HMRC appeal to recycle spectacles through Vision Aid Overseas.  The appeal has achieved fantastic results with the target to recycle 10,000 pairs of glasses by end of June 2011 already surpassed and a new target of meeting the 15,000 mark set.

According to the Vision Aid charity, 670 million people - 10 per cent of the world's population - are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses. The charity helps some of the poorest people gain better sight by giving them eye exams and matching them with a pair of donated glasses.

 Just think, that old pair of glasses you never use, could be help someone overseas live a better life.

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