69 days ago

USED SPECTACLES PROJECT

Andrew Laing from The Lions Club of Kapiti

USED SPECTACLES PROJECT
In 1925 Helen Keller, a woman who had been blind and deaf since childhood, challenged Lions to become "Knights of the Blind" in a crusade against darkness. Lions accepted Helen’s challenge and there are now a number of programmes that Lions are involved with worldwide, particularly in third world countries.
If you have old spectacles lying around that you dont use they may be of use to others.

Useful items are labelled, packaged and passed on to Volunteer Ophthalmologist Services Overseas (VOSO) for distribution to those with poor eyesight in the Pacific Islands.

VOSO consists of teams of eye surgeons, optometrists and eye care workers who visit the isolated communities and bring enhancement to the lives of hundreds of people annually. The project has provided over 80,000 pairs of glasses which would have a replacement value in excess of $15 million

Can you help? If so please email Andrew at andthel@outlook.com

The Lions Club of Kapiti supporting the Lions motto. "We Serve."

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Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Metlink has now received formal notification from the Tramways Union, that there will be industrial action tomorrow on Metlink routes run by NZ Bus.

Affected routes are shown in the image below.

The industrial action will last from 4am tomorrow Friday 23 April until 4am Saturday 24 April, when normal services will resume.

Metlink is asking customers to know before they go and plan alternative journeys if needed and to ensure you have signed up to MyMetlink and turned on notifications to stay up to date.

Metlink services run by our other bus operators, which make up the majority of our services, are scheduled to run as normal.

They will keep the Metlink website updated with the latest information.

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