The Lions Club of Ipswich is now able to take your unwanted spectacles and hearing aids and have them passed on to those less fortunate than us in developing countries.
All the specs you send us are sorted by a team of Lions in a small workshop at the Apuldram Centre. Sorted spectacles are then sent to Medico France in Le Havres where they are graded.
The Inside Out Trust in the UK also grade spectacles for us in two UK prisons using equipment provided by Chichester Lions. Graded spectacles are supplied to order to developing countries for use in clinics and eye hospitals.
Spectacles have been shipped directly to known contacts undertaking eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.
We currently have spectacle bins located at:
29, Woodbridge Road East,
Ipswich IP4 5QN Tel. 01473 305263
8 Queens Street,
Ipswich IP1 1SS Tel. 01473 252595
Suffolk CO10 2ET Tel. 01787 372492
Also at Outpatients at Heath Road Hospital Ipswich, The Central Library Ipswich, Age UK Upper Brook Street Ipswich,Tourist Information Office, Ipswich,Endeavour House, Ipswich, St. Raphael Club Ipswich,Hawthorn and Chesterfield Drive Surgeries.
Watch this site for further information.