03 January 2008

Daniel donates his glasses to a Holocaust Memorial

Daniel donated his spectacles to a Holocaust exhibition. He has given his first specs to the Spectacles project. The glasses have been used in a an artwork installation to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2008. "Please find enclosed my first pair of glasses, which I wore at school at 6," a note attached to the grey metal-paired frames reads. The spectacles display will be on show at Liverpool Town Hall from 21st January to 26th January. 'It is a wonderful gesture by Daniel,' says Lord Mayor of Liverpool Paul Clark.

Other celebrities who have donated specs incude Yoko Ono, Stephen Fry, Jerry Springer, Paul O’Grady and Ronnie Corbett. More than 1,000 pairs have now collected in total. After the exhibition, the glasses hasl be sent via Vision Aid Overseas to those with poor eyesight in the developing world.