Focusing on new target

THE EYES HAVE IT: Cleckheaton Rotary president elect Pam Scales, president Bill Stevenson and past president Joanne Catlow displaying the club's target figure.
THE EYES HAVE IT: Cleckheaton Rotary president elect Pam Scales, president Bill Stevenson and past president Joanne Catlow displaying the club's target figure.

ROTARIANS have their eyes on new target to help people with poor sight in third world countries.

Cleckheaton Rotary members have donated 75,000 pairs of spectacles to Vision Aid, which repairs them and sends them overseas.

This year they hope to pass the 80,000 pairs mark and are appealing for anyone with any unused spectacles to donate them. They can be handed in to participating opticians, GP surgeries or any member of the Rotary Club.

The club is also continuing its Tools for Self Reliance collection where used tradesmen’s tools for woodworking, engineering, motor maintenance and sewing machines are sent out to villages in Africa so that people can earn a living for their families.

Anyone with suitable tools can contact the club at cleckrotary@hotmail.co.uk to arrange collection, the same applies to spectacles if required.

Participating opticians and surgeries for the Vision Aid scheme in Cleckheaton are: Openshaws, Central Arcade; Smith and Hughes, Northgate; Keith Bennett, Bradford Road; St John’s House surgery, Cross Church Street; Greenside Medical Centre. In Heckmondwike they can be dropped off at Armitage Allott and Partners, Market Street.