Keep Feeding the Recycling Lion
For nearly thirty years, our Club has been collecting used and unwanted pairs of spectacles and hearing aids across the Tendring Area. The spectacles 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.
Similarly the old Hearing Aids are sent away for refurbishment before again being sent out to those in need in the Third World.
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 we estimate that this process annually raises over £5,000 from these collections.
You can find our Collection Bins in over 40 locations across the Tendring Area from Brightlingsea to Harwich, from Clacton on Sea to Manningtree. To find a location near you just click here for a comprehensive list
This photograph shows the result of three months collections of spectacles (over 10,000) 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.