Ruth Perrott MBE in action in Senegal.
Link to full description of Ruth's MBE award: https://tinyurl.com/MBESpecSort
The SpecSort project, co-ordinated by Ruth and Colin Perrott, was launched by Rotary York Ainsty more than 25 years ago. Rotarians meet regularly to sort, clean and grade redundant and unwanted specatcles collected from Yorkshire opticians - which are then given to needy recipients in Africa. Volunteers from the UK go to African countries, where they run diagnostic clinics and give the spectacles. Optometrist Ruth Perrott has visited the African continent on at least twelve occasions, providing spectacles and training communities in The Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Tanzania and Senegal.
Ruth's latest visit - in January 2019 - is featured in the That's York Television films. Click here to view the broadcast...
Below you will find links to the Ruth Perrott's Spectacles to Senegal 2016 story... Click on each image to downlaod a larger, printable version.
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A 'Signature' project for Rotary York Ainsty. Members collect glasses from opticians then sort and grade them, before taking to Africa. RUTH PEROTT awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's honours. Link: https://tinyurl.com/MBESpecSortmore
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