If you’ve got an old pair of glasses you no longer want or need then why not donate them to our Sri Lanka appeal and help others who have never had the chance to benefit from wearing a pair of spectacles.
To date the Beacon Centre has sent out almost 2,000 pairs of glasses to the country to help those living in a remote region.
The glasses, donated by people from across the Black Country and Staffordshire, are sent out to the Senehasa Foundation which is a registered charity run by Buddhist monks.
They arrange for an optician to check them for their prescriptions and special ceremonies are held to hand them over to people in the remote Kurunegala region.
The Beacon Centre’s head of enterprise Tracey Ford said: “It is wonderful to hear that the glasses so kindly donated by members of the public are benefiting so many people.
“We are continuing to collect any old pairs of spectacles to go out to the country and if anyone would like to make a donation they can pop into Beacon Opticians Plus at our Sedgley centre.”
Donations can also be made at any of our seven retail shops around the region.