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Spectacles for Ghana

The Specsavers Optitions in Hinckley and Lutterworth are still encouraging people to donate their old and unwanted specs so that they can be used on their forthcoming volunteer eye charity mission to Ghana, performing free eye tests and donating the second hand spectacles to the local Ghanaians in October. Abhijit Roy, director at both Specsavers stores and the Ashanti Development’s UK Eye Health Ambassador, says: ‘We’re so excited to be going back to the Ashanti to help the community there access proper eyecare. We’ve been collecting specs from Hinckley and Lutterworth locals for years, and each time we appeal for donations, the response is overwhelming. It’s a real community effort which makes such a difference, and each time we are able to dispense thousands of the glasses we collect. “We really appreciate those who have already helped through donations and giving their old specs to us, they’ve made a world of difference and the project has come on leaps and bounds because of them – we now have a part-time Ghanaian optometrist working in the Ghana eye clinic. There are only 45 optometrists in Ghana compared to around 12,000 in the UK, so every little bit makes a huge difference.”

We collect spectacles for opticians to take to Ghana in the receptacle in the front porch of the church

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