Recycled Spectacles and Hearing Aids 

In March 2013 Stafford Lions took over the collection of used spectacles from Stafford Rotary Club.

Recycled spectacles help visually impaired people in countries such as Ghana, Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Nigeria.

We now also recycle used hearing aids.

Since March 2013 when we took over spectacles recycling from Stafford Rotary Club we have sent off
31,674 used spectacles
and 1669 used hearing aids

Where you can donate unwanted spectacles and hearing aids:

Unwanted spectacles, sunglasses and hearing aids can be handed in at:

ASDA Superstore.

OR Boots Opticians 39 Gaolgate Street (the opticians not the main Boots Store)

OR one of two collection boxes at Stafford Hospital in the corridor outside the Out Patient’s Department.

OR at Webb &Lucas Opticians, 8 Bridge Street, Stafford

What happens to the recycled spectacles?:

 Members of Stafford Lions collect unwanted spectacles from our collection points. We sort the spectacles removing broken ones. Lion Jill then boxes up the used specs. and takes them to a local fire station.


Fire stations throughout Staffordshire have an arrangement with Parcel Force to transport the boxes down to Chichester Lions Club.



  1. Boots Opticians

Stafford Hospital

Webb & Lucas Opticians

Chichester Lions sorting spectacles

Chichester Lions Club have been recycling glasses for over 30 years.

They receive used spectacles from Lions Clubs throughout the UK. They have a workshop in which volunteers sort them in preparation for onward transmission to Medico France in Le Havre. Medico France have the necessary equipment to clean and grade the spectacles ready for use in eye camps in Africa, India, Nepal and Eastern Europe

The demand for hearing aids continues to grow with requests for support from many parts of the world.As an example during 2013 Lions were able to support projects with donations of hearing aids in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Lesotho,
Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Ukraine, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, Philippines and  Papua New Guinea.

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