Keep Feeding the Recycling Lion
For over twenty five years, our Club has been collecting used and unwanted pairs of spectacles and hearing aids across the Tendring Area. These are sorted and graded and then sent out to the Third World by Lions Sightsavers based in Chichester. Those that are not suitable are broken up for spares or recycling – no part is wasted.
We also collect used or unwanted computer printer cartridges and mobile phones.
These are recycled to raise funds for the East Anglian Children’s Hospices and it is estimated that in the last twelve months this process has raised over £5,000 from our recycling collections.
You can find our Collection Bins – usually coloured Blue – in over 30 locations across the Tendring Area from Brightlingsea to Harwich, from Clacton on Sea to Manningtree.
This photograph shows the result of three months collections of spectacles boxed up ready to go to Lions Sightsavers plus a selection of mobile phones and printer cartridges also ready for delivery to the East Anglian Children’s Hospices local shop.