Hundreds of pupils from 12 primary schools across Lincolnshire are collecting old and unwanted glasses to give children the gift of sight in developing countries.
The pupils are collecting the glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and the project is being led by Lunettes Opticians in Sleaford, Grantham and Ruskington.
Vision Aid Overseas has helped over 13 million children and adults in developing countries with their sight, and work in countries such as Ghana, Zambia and Ethiopia.
It is believed that 10% of the world’s population – 670 million people – are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses.
The list of schools taking part are:
- Ancaster CoE Primary School
- Welbourn CoE Primary School
- Caythorpe Primary School
- Colsterworth CoE Primary School
- Little Gonerby CoE Infant School
- St Anne’s CoE Primary School, Cranwell Primary School
- Ruskington Chestnut Street CoE Primary School
- Winchelsea Primary School
- St Sebastian’s CoE Primary School
- Allington with Sedgebrook Primary School
- Barrowby CoE Primary School
Tushar Majithia, Managing Director of Lunettes Opticians, who is running the campaign, said: “We carried out this campaign last year which was hugely successful and beneficial all round.
“The children learnt the importance of eye health and recycling.
“We collected over five hundred glasses which can now be used to help people who desperately need eye care, and as a local business we forged a stronger relationship within our community by teaming up with schools and getting teachers, children, parents and grandparents involved.”