Opticians launches contact lens recycling scheme for brain tumour charity

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 August 2019

Staff from Specsavers holding a fun day for a cancer charity.

Staff from Specsavers holding a fun day for a cancer charity.

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An opticians in Nailsea held a family fun day to launch its contact lens recycling scheme.

Specsavers, in Somerset Square, put on the event to promote its recycling scheme in aid of brain tumour charity Ellie's Fund.

Families took part in games and a raffle as part of the Big Fit contact lens day.

Nic Johns, Specsavers store director, said: "It was brilliant to be able to raise awareness of Ellie's Fund.

"Recycling your old contact lenses is such a simple task, and it can make the world of difference to children who are suffering from brain tumours."

Ellie's Fund turns everyday rubbish, including contact lenses and crisp packets, into money for brain tumour research.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK and more than £62,000 has been raised for Ellie's Fund so far.

Contact lens waste can be dropped off at Specsavers in Nailsea.

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