People with poor eyesight in the developing world are set to benefit from Harrow people's donations of surplus specs.

More than 600 pairs of unwanted glasses were donated to Specsavers store in Kingsbury will used by global sight charity, Vision Aid Overseas.

The charity will sell the reusable materials towards establishing vision centres, training healthcare workers to give people desperately-needed eye examinations and treatment.

Kingsbury Road staff member Shilpa Gadhia said: “We encourage all of our customers purchasing new glasses to donate their old pair.

“It’s so easy to do and rather than gathering dust at the back of a cupboard, they can benefit people in countries where quality eyecare is not as readily available.

“Our customers have really embraced the scheme and it’s been brilliant to actually see the boxes of specs sent to the charity. We are hoping to collect even more this year.”