About us News Specsavers’ global team releases charity single to support Vision Aid Overseas The single called ‘so much more’ is available to download on iTunes for 99 pence with every 55 pence going to Vision Aid Overseas and Sightsavers. The impressive line-up of 30 staff members from 10 different countries, including the UK, Denmark and Australia, took just five hours to write, record and produce the original track, despite having no professional musical experience. Their single, ‘So Much More’, dropped on iTunes in September ahead of World Sight Day on 12th October. It costs 99p to download, with 55p going to both Vision Aid Overseas and Sightsavers. The team hope that the single will be a hit as well as raise vital funds for both charities. Global people and organisation director, Pauline Best, says: As a global leadership team, we wanted to do something different to work together on a project and to raise awareness of some of our key charity partners that we support globally. It’s our ambition by sharing this track that we can raise the profile of our charities with our store colleagues, store directors and the general public. The donations raised from the single will support Vision Aid Overseas to continue to develop and expand our existing programmes across Africa by: Providing training to local eye care workers and optometry students. Establishing Vision Centres with the aim that they will become entirely self-sufficient and provide long lasting access to vital and affordable eye care and glasses for their local communities. Delivering outreach clinics ensuring that eye care services are accessible to the most isolated communities. Chief Executive Officer of Vision Aid Overseas, Nicola Chevis, says: 'So Much More' is a wonderful way to support the work of Vision Aid Overseas. New research published in the Lancet shows that 1.1 billion people worldwide are visually impaired simply because they do not have a pair of spectacles and that 89% of those affected live in low and middle income countries. We all need to do 'so much more'. The song is available to download now from iTunes. Download it today and help restore sight to some of Africa’s poorest people.