A CAMPAIGN to rerecycle unwanted spectacles has been an eye-opening success.

More than 750 pairs of unwanted spectacles were handed in at a collection point in the Admiral shopping centre, Nelson, in a joint scheme with Colne and Nelson Lions.

The glasses will go to help people in the Third World.

The appeal finished at the end of last month and centre manager David Horth handed them to Lions president Phil Wild and his colleagues.

Mr Horth said: "We started this appeal at the end of November and in the last couple of months 750 pairs of glasses have been donated, which I think is marvellous. It just shows the kindness of local people who have taken the trouble to hunt out their unwanted spectacles and come down to the centre to hand them over."

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