Every month, for over 20 years, the members of the Rotary Club of York Ainsty have gathered together in Copmanthorpe to sort through a huge pile of spectacles.
The spectacles have been donated by people throughout District 1040 and channelled through Rotary Clubs to the home of Ruth and Colin Perrott.
Here our members pick over the spectacles to find types that are capable of being reused by Ruth to give to people in Africa. Ruth, an Optometrist with practices in Acomb and West Yorkshire, has travelled to Africa since 1991 together with other Optometrists to seek out people in remote locations who have no other means of getting eye-care.
In 2014 thr club opened a second Specsort to include volunteers from the communities of Copmanthorpe and Poppleton.