Donate your old glasses this spring

As the mornings and evenings become lighter, our minds turn to spring, and in spring our minds turn to spring cleaning, which is defined as “the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime”.

You are probably wondering what spring cleaning has to do with Reepham Lions. At our January meeting it was agreed that we would set up collection points in Reepham for old pairs of glasses.
If you are anything like me, I can usually lay my hands on two pairs that I no longer wear and no longer need. When I come across them, other than putting them in the bin, I am not quite sure what to do with them.
Lions International runs a scheme to collect donated glasses, which are then sent to help improve the quality of life for children and adults living in low and middle-income communities around the world.
Many will experience correct sight for the first time, enabling them to lead productive working lives, support their families, attend school and advance their education.
So, when you are going through your drawers and cupboards at any time of the year, Reepham Lions would like you to put aside any unwanted pairs of glasses. The location of the collection bins has yet to be decided, but when it is known the information will be published.
In this era of recycling it would be great if we were able to change the life of someone by donating a pair of glasses rather than committing them to landfill. In the meantime please hold onto your old glasses.
The next fundraising event for Reepham Lions will take place on Easter Day, Sunday 21 April at Whitwell Station.
Members will take part in a static bike ride to raise money for Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group, which aims to support men with prostate cancer and their families in the Norfolk and Waveney area and to raise awareness. Representatives from the group will be on hand to speak with on the day.
The bike ride will be part of the Whitwell Station Easter celebrations and includes an Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
If you would like to know more about Reepham Lions, please visit the website, email or come along to the next meeting, which will be held at Reepham Methodist Church, Station Road, Reepham, on Tuesday 5 March at 7.30 pm. The club meets on the first Tuesday of the month.
Liz Howes

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