Swaffham specs savers focus on success
Swaffham and District Lions Club is continuing to see recycling clearly when they collected some 2,000 pairs of spectacles, which will be sorted at a main collection point.
The glasses will be taken to Chichester Lions before being sent to Medico France in Le Havre for grading.
Once graded, the spectacles are sent to eye hospitals in poorer countries.
Swaffham Lions have now sent more than 100,000 pairs of spectacles from the collections points at Tesco, the doctor surgeries and the opticians over the past years. Also amongst the consignment were a number of hearing aids which can also be recycled.
Their club's mission statement is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding and Swaffham Lions and Lionesses certainly do that with their endless enthusiasm, imagination and inventiveness in the events that involve and support local residents in and around Swaffham.
Wearing their distinctive yellow tabards, members can regularly be seen helping shoppers, fundraising for local causes and organising fun filled activities and events.
Celebrating their centennial year this year they have a calendar of events planned in and around Swaffham.