Thurrock Lions making spectacle of themselves

THURROCK Lions are busy collecting unused/unwanted spectacles. So far, since July last year they have collected 3,300 pairs. Each pair is sent off to a Lions Club in Chichester, West Sussex who sort out the lenses and frames. These are then sent abroad to countries that are in desperate need of them.

Thurrock Lions are asking members of the public to take their unused specs to the following places where a special collection box is placed. It doesn’t matter if they are not in a holder or case, just the frames and/or lenses will do:-

Orsett Hospital eye department have two collection boxes

Rowley Road Doctors Surgery, Orsett

Boots Lakeside Opticians in the main branch on the ground floor and stand alone opticians outside Marks and Spencers on the first floor,

Tesco Lakeside Retail Park,

Hassengate Doctors Surgery, Stanford-Le-Hope,
Goldsmith Webb Opticians, Corringham,
Blackshots Library

If there are any other libraries, doctors surgeries, shops or opticians that would like to have a box for spectacle collection please can you contact Thurrock Lions on 07817575970 or”

Thurrock Lions meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavil Street, Grays, Essex at 8pm.

New members are always welcome. Please contact Thurrock Lions on 07817575970 or

Thurrock Lions are a group of men and women who fund-raise for local and international charities.

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