The sun was up on 14th March (yes sun – it is yellow) and the expensively assembled elite squad of Knowle Society, Solihull MBC & K&D Lions stood outside the library ready to attack Knowle High Street & Precinct.
They searched every nook & cranny and filled their sacks with all manner of debris.
That’s the target for this year’s Great Spec Collect
With help from our 3 local opticians – Alan Tyler in Dorridge, Bannisters and Vision Express in Knowle and yourselves, we have just parcelled up 920 pairs and sent them to our sister Lions Club in Chichester, who will sort them and then send them around the world where they can do most good.
Paul Wheatley K & D Lions Community Services Committee Chair thanked everyone for the great team effort and the strong start towards our target of collecting 2020 pairs of specs in 2020.
The perfect combination of our caring residents coupled with great support from our three local opticians (Alan Tyler, Bannisters & Vision Express) resulted in 750 pairs of specs being sent to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who after sorting them distribute them over the world to where they can do most good.
With wonderful support from our three local opticians (Alan Tyler, Bannisters Eye Care & Vision Express) our community have donated 1040 pairs of used specs in the six months ending 30th June 2018. With a Free of Charge service from Parcel Force these specs have been sent to our sister Club in Chichester who will sort them and send them all over the world to where they can do most good.
Thank you for your continued support.
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.
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.