Thanks for binoculars

Madam,

We would like to thank your readers for their terrific response to our appeal a few weeks ago for old pairs of binoculars to send out to the Keoladeo Bird Reserve in India.

We had around 30 pairs donated from all around Belper and Derby, most in very good condition, with only a couple in need of any restoration. Carole had an enjoyable day driving around collecting many of the binoculars and met some delightful people who shared their birding memories with her. We are currently arranging to get them couriered out to the reserve, where we believe they will be used as a “pooled” resource for any of the guides to use.

Many thanks once again for your papers help in our appeal and the generosity of your readers.

Carole and Mike Beavis

Belper