RO­TARY CLUB

West Lothian Courier - - District News -

A ded­i­cated group of mem­bers of Whit­burn Ro­tary Club have col­lected spec­ta­cles for Vi­sion Aid Over­seas.

The group, led by Iain Scott, par­celled up its 30,000th pair of spec­ta­cles for the char­ity, which re­cy­cles the glasses and use the in­come gen­er­ated to sup­port its pro­grammes over­seas.

Iain said:“Vi­sion Aid Over­seas is an in­ter­na­tional NGO (non-gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion) based in the UK and work­ing in six coun­tries in Africa.

“They fight poverty by trans­form­ing ac­cess to eye care in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. We are de­lighted to sup­port their very im­por­tant work.”

The evening also saw Kim­ber­ley Baird re­turn to the club and speak about her ex­pe­ri­ences of spend­ing a year in Ge­or­gia as part of the Ge­or­gia Ro­tary Stu­dent Pro­gramme.

Pres­i­dent of the Club, Tosh McIn­tosh, added:“Iain has led a ded­i­cated group of mem­bers in col­lect­ing the glasses - to col­lect 30,000 pairs is a very sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment.

“And we were de­lighted to hear, and see, how much Kim­ber­ley has ben­e­fited from spend­ing a year of learn­ing in Ge­or­gia.”

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