Darlington residents donate over 1,000 pairs of glasses to the needy

The Advertiser Series: Darlington residents donate over 1,000 pairs of glasses to the needy Darlington residents donate over 1,000 pairs of glasses to the needy

Darlington residents have donated hundreds of pairs of glasses to help people in the developing world.

The town’s Specsavers store has received more than 1,500 pairs of glasses in the last year and the donations are still rolling in.

The unwanted specs are recycled by Vision Aid Overseas, a charity which specialises in providing eyecare for those in poverty-stricken countries around the world.

PARTY TIME: The Scope charity shop in the Cornmill shopping centre is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a party day on Tuesday.

Customers will be invited to enjoy a slice of birthday cake and there will be a range of activities instore throughout the day including a tombola.

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5:03am Thu 6 Mar 14

BMD says...

The charitable people of Darlington, holds no boundaries.

But, I am afraid when the donations arrive in Africa; the corrupt customs officials grab the majority and are sold to the middle men. The donated items are next found hanging by a peg on a road-side stall for a tidy profit.
The charitable people of Darlington, holds no boundaries. But, I am afraid when the donations arrive in Africa; the corrupt customs officials grab the majority and are sold to the middle men. The donated items are next found hanging by a peg on a road-side stall for a tidy profit. BMD
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