Goggle Works success

We had a busy and productive evening on Friday 12th. Thanks to all who joined us!  Many specs were measured on Friday, and lots more were made ready previously, thanks to friends who have been sorting and measuring glasses at home in between the Goggle Works evenings. Altogether, 643 pairs of glasses were beautifully bagged and boxed up by the packing teams.

As a result, we sent off 16 boxes with measured glasses, sunglasses, low vision aids (magnifiers etc), a slit lamp, and medical text books. All boxes have now safely arrived in Scotland, and are waiting to be loaded into the container organised by our dentist friends at Smileawi. It will depart for Malawi next week and will arrive in April.

Goggle Works team

We also celebrated the arrival of a new autorefractor, which has been kindly donated to our Malawi charity (The Raven Trust) by Colchester Trinity Rotary . We’ll be saying more about this brilliant gift in due course. Here are Alistair Keeble (Colchester Trinity) and his wife Jackie with the autorefractor.

Autorefractor donation

Creative Friday 12 January 2018

Creative Friday with blurred woolTomorrow, get creative again, 10:00 – 12:00! Bring your own project or try something new. Plenty of coffee on hand to fuel the process. Contact us for venue details.

Goggle Works this Friday 12 January

Goggle Works

Many complex factors contribute to poverty, but one simple contribution to fighting it is to help people to see better, so they can study and work. In fact, worldwide, half of all sight problems can be solved by using glasses to aid reading and close work. So join us on Friday 12 January in Colchester to help prepare another batch of secondhand glasses to send to our mission partners in Malawi. Starts 19:30 and there’ll be plenty of refreshments to keep you going. For more details, phone 01206 622712.