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Community station makes a spectacle of itself

Thursday 22 May, 2003

Staff and volunteers at Whitehorse Boroondara Community Radio are making a spectacle of themselves, but it's all in a good cause.

The volunteer radio announcers at 3WBC 94.1FM are collecting unwanted spectacles and sunglasses as part of the Nepal Optical Project.

The Nepal Optical Project, which combines the work of Rotary Australia and Adventist Development and Relief Agency, will send a team of 12 volunteers, including five optometrists, to Nepal later this year to provide essential eye care to children and adults.

The team hopes to take sunglasses and spectacles for locals with eye damage, often caused by prolonged exposure to sun.

3WBC Book Waves presenter, Leone Peguero, heard about the project and decided to get her program involved and put a call out to listeners.

“3WBC President Michael Crichton, who is on after Book Waves on Wednesday, heard me appealing to our listeners and decided to put the station behind it,” said Peguero.

“It's hard to make a difference, so when something like this comes to our attention it seems a simple, straightforward way to contribute. I have deep respect for the people who are going to give their time in this way and think that one community reaching out to another is the way we can best express our respect and common humanity.”

Donations of old spectacles and sunglasses can be left at 3WBC’s studio at 7 Greenwood Street, Burwood Victoria.

For more information on the station’s contribution to the Nepal Optical Project phone 03 9808 0663 or visit the station's website.

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