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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Great Spec-Collect under way early at Alan Tyler

When President Bob Thurtle arrived at Alan Tyler Optician in Dorridge to handover the box for collecting donated used spectacles he was promptly given a box full already collected – and collection is only due to last for the month of May!

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“It seems all our opticians are keen to support our initiative,” said Bob. “I am delighted that they have already started collecting and hope that by the end of May we shall have several boxes full of glasses to send to our sister Lions Club in Chichester to be sorted and distributed as far as eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.”

Don’t forget to look in your drawers and bring your old ones along to:

Alan Tyler in Dorridge

Vision Express or Bannister’s in Knowle

or

The Heritage Centre or the Hub@Henley in Henley-in-Arden

Alternatively, why not bring them along to Arden Academy on Knowle Fun Run day Sunday 15 May, and drop them in a box in the Registration Hall

 

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Great Spec-Collect

Throughout May Knowle and Dorridge Lions want your old spectacles.

Working with their sister Lions Club in Chichester your old pairs of used glasses will be collected, sorted and distributed as far as eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

Don’t worry if your spectacles are broken because they will be recycled for their scrap metal and the funds used to support eye related projects both in the U.K. and overseas.

Knowle and Dorridge Lions are being supported by our local opticians:-

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

Throughout May please take your old specs to any of these outlets.

Also on Sunday 15th May at the Knowle Fun Run bins will be available for you to drop your old specs in.

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So please start searching those drawers and let us make May the Great Spec-Collect.

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Lions support colourful village

Knowle and Dorridge Lions have agreed to support, for four years, the Bulb Planting Programme organised by Knowle Society. This ambitious project involves the planting of large numbers of daffodil and crocus bulbs along the major roads into Knowle.

The first phase commenced on Tuesday 20 October with thousands of bulbs being planted on the verges of the Warwick Road, either side of the Wychwood island. Volunteers from Knowle Society were helped by pupils from Knowle C of E Primary Academy and also the local Rainbows group. The next three phases will take place in each of the succeeding years.

 

Treasurer Adrian Harris hands over Lions donation to Knowle Society chariman Bill Bohanna

Treasurer Adrian Harris hands over Lions donation to Knowle Society chairman Bill Bohanna

Lions Chair of Community Services, Eddie Matthews, said “This is a great project bringing together all facets of the community and involving all age groups. We are delighted to be involved and associated with such a scheme and it will bring a lot of pleasure to the inhabitants and add colour to the village”.

Adrian grapples with the first bag of bulbs for planting with Liz Hulse managing the first day of planting

Adrian grapples with the first bag of bulbs for planting with Liz Hulse managing the first day of planting

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