It is thanks to Peter Goring from JUWI that The Darling Trust was able to offer free prescription lenses to the Darling community. Reach4Sight (NGO) nominated Darling as a beneficiary for a free eye testing clinic held on the 6th 7th and 8th May at 5 different venues throughout the village. Thank you to Keith and Roxanne Reid from Reach4Sight for their time given and interest taken – testing 535 pairs of eyes is quite a feat!! The frames of all specs made up are donated by Reach4Sight.
Mr Goring nominated The Darling Trust as his charity to which his family and friends donated money in lieu of presents for his 60th birthday celebration. This donation will be used to make sure that of the 535 tested Darling residents, all 55 that needed glasses will receive free prescription glasses all of whom are not able to afford the eye tests let alone the prescription lenses and frames
Much appreciation goes to Mr Goring from a very grateful community! What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!!
Vooruitsig Primary School - total tested (Grade 4- 9) = 272 learners
- total specs to be dispensed = 14
Darling Primary School - total tested (Grade 4-9) = 100
- total specs to be dispensed = 6
Evita's Darlings Grade R - total tested = 64
- one pair of specs to be dispensed to the care taker
Korhansrug Farm School - total tested = 15
- 1 pair of specs to be dispensed
Adult residents - total tested = 84
- total specs to be dispensed = 33
Anna Cleophas (The Darling Trust Trustee), Roxanne and Keith Reid from Reach4Sight