We are delighted to be able to accept any pairs of unwanted spectacles at the practice for donation to the Rotary SpecSort initiative.
The SpecSort project, co-ordinated by Ruth and Colin Perrott, was launched by Rotary York Ainsty more than 25 years ago. Rotarians meet regularly to sort, clean and grade redundant and unwanted spectacles collected from opticians - which are then given to needy recipients in Africa. Volunteers from the UK go to African countries, where they run diagnostic clinics and dispense the spectacles. Optometrist Ruth Perrott has visited the African continent on at least twelve occasions, providing spectacles and training communities in The Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Tanzania and Senegal.