A LOCAL opticians is celebrating a major boost for its charity campaign to help the people of Zambia to see clearly.

Working with Vision Aid Overseas, staff and customers at the Specsavers store in Skipton have shown their generosity by collecting more than 2,000 pairs of unwanted glasses to the store for donation since the start of the year.

The project was hugely successful in 2018, and the team is hopeful that donations will continue to be received throughout the year.

June Foster, Store Manager at Specsavers Skipton said: “We would like to thank all of our customers who helped us on this project recently and please do keep bringing in your glasses. Every single one will make a difference.

“In a country where opticians’ services are readily available, such as the UK, it is easy to take our vision for granted. In the developing world, the provision of optical services has a real impact on people’s lives.”