Half year count

In the 6 months to Christmas 2017 the joint efforts of our community and our three supporting opticians:-

  • Alan Tyler in Dorridge
  • Bannisters Eye Care in Knowle
  • Vision Express in Knowle

have resulted in 865 pairs of used spectacles being collected, which will soon to packaged up and sent to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who will after sorting them distribute them to eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

Thanks and well done, but it does not stop there and our opticians will be happy to receive your glasses through to the end of June.

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Great Spec Collect goes on

Following the success of our used glasses collection initiative in Knowle & Dorridge collecting over 2,000 pairs over the last 2 Spring periods, with support from our local opticians, we have decided it should run on and all through 2018.

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Bulk Delivery

There is no age restriction for participating in our MiaB scheme which is supported by our local Paramedic and Ambulance service. Free bottles are available in both Knowle and Dorridge Village Halls. Why not pick yours up today – it could save your life.

After hearing about our Message in a Bottle (MiaB) scheme Lindsay Shepherd, Scheme Manager at Banning Court in Dorridge requested and received 40 bottles for their older residents.

 

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All boxed up

Our annual Great Spec-Collect produced 1042 pairs of old or unwanted pairs of spectacles. All have been boxed up and sent to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who will sort them and distribute them to eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

Thanks to many people who donated them and to our three local opticians (Alan Tyler in Dorridge, Bannisters Eye Care in Knowle and Vision Express in Knowle) who did a great job in collecting them on our behalf.

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Looks in sight

With 346 pairs of specs collected on our behalf in April by our three supporting opticians, we already have 821 pairs donated by our community from the first 3 months (February, March & April) of this years Great Spec Collect 2.

Our target, by the end of May of 1,000 pairs of specs looks in sight.

If you have had your eyes tested and don’t need to visit our supporting opticians (Bannisters Eyecare & Vision Express in Knowle and Alan Tyler in Dorridge) why not bring your old pairs to the Arden Academy hall on the day of the Knowle Fun Run Sunday 21 May and if you are not taking part why not time it to see the KIDS runs at 11:00 and the main Fun Run at 12 noon.

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Wonderful start

Through the three supporting opticians (Alan Tyler in Dorridge, Vision Express and Bannisters Eyecare in Knowle) our community donated, in February and March, a total of 475 pairs of old specs. This a great start towards our target of a 1,000 by 31st May.

Please check your drawers and cupboards and drop your old glasses in to you optician now, thank you

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Great Spec-Collect 2017

This year’s Great Spec-Collect will last longer, giving you 4 months to look out your old glasses, or possibly book your eye test, before the 31 May deadline

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Spectacular – Thank you

A big thank you to all those who wear glasses and donated their old pairs to the Lions Great Spec Collect last month.

Altogether 984 pairs were handed in at Bannisters, Vision Express & Alan Tyler opticians and at the Knowle Fun Run. A SPEC-TACULAR result.

You will pleased to know they have already been packaged up ready to go off to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who act as a Lions hub to collect, sort and distribute them as far as eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

This is what they looked like when being counted:

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We have already been asked whether there will be a second Great Spec Collect next May? We are sure if enough people ask it will happen.

Thanks everyone

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Last chance to Spec Collect

Our May Great Spec Collect is going well with many pairs already donated at the Knowle Fun Run and also at local opticians:

  • Alan Tyler in Dorridge
  • Bannisters in Knowle
  • Vision Express in Knowle

There is a deadline of 31 May so please don’t hold back and rifle through your drawers and find your old pairs (it does not matter if they are broken) and pop them into our special boxes at our opticians.

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We shall be collecting them together and boxing them up to send to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who act as a Lions hub to collect, sort and distribute them as far as eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

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Great Spec-Collect off to an early start

Boxes are already in place at our opticians so don’t hold back and drop in your old glasses now

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