Lunettes Opticians in Sleaford teamed up with nine local schools in Lincolnshire in the fight against poverty to support the Vision Aid Overseas’ World Sight Day Challenge.


In October 2016, Lunettes Opticians took part in the international fundraising campaign the World Sight Day Challenge by donating £2 for every eye examination carried out in October. The Opticians also raised awareness of the importance of good vision eye care amongst school children by encouraging nine schools in Lincolnshire to donate used spectacles that can be recycled to raise additional funds for Vision Aid Overseas’ work in Africa.

 

Tushar Majithia, Managing Director of Lunettes Opticians, said:

This campaign was a good way of raising awareness about the work of Vision Aid Overseas and also highlighting the importance of good vision care to children and how they can help other children living in Africa who are unable to access eye care and glasses. We are really pleased with the way so many school children got involved with the campaign.

 Overall Lunettes Opticians raised an amazing £892 which is enough to provide 178 children and adults in Africa access life changing eye care and glasses, so that children can learn and get an education and adults can continue to earn to support their family and contribute to their local communities.

Many thanks to all the other practices, companies and individuals who have supported us so far with the World Sight Day Challenge Campaign. The Campaign Has so far raised over £5,000 in the UK with more donations still coming in.

If you would like to support the 2017 Vision Aid Overseas World Sight Day Challenge, please contact fundraising@visionaidoverseas.org or call us on 01293 535 016.