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Lions Club to distribute free glasses to the needy
MUAR: Six Lions Club from Muar and Ledang will jointly organise an eye-screening campaign where they will distribute free spectacles at two venues in Muar on March 16 and 17.
The six clubs are the Lions Club of Bakri, Muar Host, Tanjung Mas, Mahaledang, Muar Putrie and Tangkak.
Together with the Lions Club of Shangrila in Singapore, the members will hold the event called the Gift of Sight at SJKC Pei Yang on March 16 and SJKC Chung Hwa 1 on March 17, from 9am to 5pm.
Organising chairman Andy Kho said about 1,600 people from the Muar and Ledang districts will benefit from the community project.
He said the project in SJKC Pei Yang is limited to 600 pupils while for the other school, it is meant for the public and is limited to only 1,000 people.
"The objective of the event is to offer free eye-screening and give away spectacles to those from the lower income group.
"Through the project, we hope to inculcate awareness of caring and protecting our eyes.
"Those interested to have their eyes checked are urged to get the registration forms early from the two schools," he said.
The Gift of Sight is a project by Singapore's Henderson Secondary School. The Lions Club of Shangrila in Singapore is cooperating with them to organise the event in Malaysia.
The school will collect recycled glasses from the republic and match them with those need them.
For this event, Singapore will bring 10,000 pairs of glasses.
Meanwhile, the Lions Club of Shangrila Gift of Sight eye-screening project deputy chairman Eileen Cheak said all recycled glasses were sanitised and repaired before they are made ready for the project.
"I hope all charity bodies will help us collect recycled spectacles for the needy and contribute towards a greener environment," she said.
For details, call Kho at 017-687 6318, or organising secretary Vincent Chua at 012-680 1612.