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Bring sight to sore eyes across the globe

PUBLISHED: 16:30 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:24 12 August 2010

MORE than 400 pairs of glasses have been donated by residents to help change the lives of people in developing countries.

MORE than 400 pairs of glasses have been donated by residents to help change the lives of people in developing countries.

Specsavers branches in Beckenham and Penge have been supporting a glasses collection campaign, run by charity

The Lions, by collecting unwanted and old glasses which are then recycled and re-dispensed in poor countries.

Store manager Rashila Hirani said: "We are very proud to have collected so many glasses for such a worthwhile cause.

"Of course, this is all down to the generosity of people who have realised the potential of their old specs.

"Donating unwanted glasses to the Lions really can give the gift of sight to someone for the first time in their lives."

There are thought to be around 200 million people who are too poor or live too remotely to buy glasses.

katherine.nelson@archant.co.uk

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