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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Posted in News, Spectacle Recycling

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!


“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


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


Posted in Lions Projects, News, Spectacle Recycling

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.

Posted in News, Spectacle Recycling


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