Spec­tac­u­lar suc­cess for Lions club ap­peal

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Oban and Lorn Lions Club has been do­nated more than 1,000 pairs of old glasses for its Re­cy­cle for Sight Ap­peal, which gives the gift of sight to peo­ple in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

The spec­ta­cles will be sent to Pa­pua New Guinea, Nige­ria, Ghana and Nepal, where eye care and pre­scrip­tion glasses are not avail­able to those who need them most.

At the start of their ap­peal this year, Lions press of­fi­cer Jim Edge ex­plained: ‘The in­abil­ity to see clearly can pre­vent chil­dren from learn­ing in school and adults from find­ing work, but by work­ing with other Lions clubs around the world, we can bring clear vision to mil­lions, one pair at a time.’

A team of lo­cal Lions vol­un­teers cleaned and sorted the glasses, be­fore send­ing them to be dis­trib­uted to clin­ics in some of the world’s poor­est coun­tries.

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