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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Lions Club collect eye popping 2,800 glasses

New Ross Lions Club president Petra Curtis with committee member Ray Lawlor with some of the 2,800 pairs of glasses collected
New Ross Lions Club president Petra Curtis with committee member Ray Lawlor with some of the 2,800 pairs of glasses collected

New Ross Lions Club collected an eye popping 2,800 glasses in their Recycle for Sight campaign.

Lions Club President Petra Curtis said: 'We would like to thank the local community for their donations of spectacles to the Lions Club. An amazing 2,800 pairs of glasses were collected over the past 12 months in locations throughout New Ross.'

Ms Curtis said the used or unwanted spectacles will be couriered to England where they get graded and sorted. She said: 'Then on they go to third world and developing countries, where they help improve the lives of people with vision impairments. The glasses can still be donated at any of the following locations: Burke's Chemist, Byrne's Opticians, French's Chemist, Eyecatcher's Opticians, Caroline's Hairdressers & Lawlor's Menswear. With the kind help of these collection points, our local community continues to give to the less fortunate.'

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