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Spectacles collected in Swaffham to be sent across the world to those in need




Around 100 pairs of spectacles were collected in a town’s market place, which will be transferred to those in need.

Swaffham Lions development officer Tony Lakey got the collection underway on Friday morning with the help of the community group’s mascot.

Adrian Adcock, leader of the recycling team said: “Covid-19 has changed the way doctors’ surgeries and opticians have to work and therefore access to the collecting boxes on their premises is somewhat restricted.

Swaffham Lions development officer Tony Lakey and the Swaffham Lions mascot. MLNF-20PM10142
Swaffham Lions development officer Tony Lakey and the Swaffham Lions mascot. MLNF-20PM10142

"Every Sunday morning, between 10am and noon outside the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham, we collect donations of food for the local foodbank.

"If anybody has old spectacles that they wish to donate, then please feel free to bring them along to us between these times.

"We have spectacle collection bins in the three Swaffham surgeries, Litcham Surgery and also in D.A Seaman Opticians in Swaffham Market Place and over the past 25 years have collected well in excess of 100,000 pairs."

The spectacles will be sent on to Chichester Lions for sorting before being distributed to Third World countries.

Swaffham Lions spectacles collection. Picture: SUBMITTED
Swaffham Lions spectacles collection. Picture: SUBMITTED


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