Teenagers have vision to collect for charity

Ecophonics lifestyle team - Esme Coultas, Emily Brown, Sally Belcher and Sarah Clark - with just some of the glasses they have collected.
Ecophonics lifestyle team - Esme Coultas, Emily Brown, Sally Belcher and Sarah Clark - with just some of the glasses they have collected.
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A group of teenagers from Caistor Grammar School are doing their bit to help charity.

Over the summer, as part of their Ecophonics Lifestyle Group work, Esme Coultas, Emily Brown, Sally Belcher and Sarah Clark launched a campaign to collect old and unwanted spectacles.

Working with Caistor 
Lions, the recycled glasses will be passed on to help people in developing countries.

“Having a pair of glasses can make a big difference to how much children and adults can do and achieve just because they can see clearly, something we can take for granted in this country,” said Sarah.

The 14-year-olds have 
already collected around 200 pairs, but would like more.

They would like everyone to look through their cupboards and drawers to see if they have any old pairs lurking in the back, which could be passed on, and give someone else the gift of better sight.

Collection points include Caistor Post Office, North Kelsey village shop, Cadney church and Brigg Opticals in Chapel Court.

If anyone has several pairs they want collecting or are unable to take them to one of the collection points call 01652 678768.