College nursery’s glasses appeal

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HELPING Hands Nursery at Angus College has teamed up with Specsavers in Arbroath to help give people in Africa the gift of sight.

The nursery are collecting unwanted glasses and sunglasses to give to Specsavers who then donate them to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

The unwanted specs are then distributed to needy people in Africa with sight problems who can’t afford to buy glasses of their own.

Jamie Buchan, director of Specsavers in Arbroath, has already visited Burkina Faso to work with VAO and he says he is grateful to the Helping Hands Nursery for choosing to help the charity.

He said: “Vision Aid Overseas is a charity close to our hearts here in Specsavers Arbroath.

“As a project volunteer, I will never forget my trip to Burkina Faso in Africa and the 4,000 people we assisted in the two weeks my team were there for.

“I thank the Helping Hands Nursery at Angus College for this charitable endeavour - simply collecting unused spectacles for VAO will help an unmeasurable amount of people in the developing world - in some cases giving people sight for the first time and letting them work to support themselves and families.”

Now the nursery are appealing for any unwanted glasses to be handed into them to be donated to VAO.