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.
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.
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.
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
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
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:
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.