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A head for heights helps fundraising effort

06 July, 2017
A member of staff from Specsavers Filton jumped out of a plane to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity
Siobhan Fairgreaves getting ready to take to the skies for her charity sky dive

A member of staff from Specsavers in Filton opticians raised more than £500 for The Brain Tumour Charity by jumping out of a plane.

£560 raised

Siobhan Fairgreaves, 23, who works at the store and is a student at the University of the West of England (UWE), travelled to Honiton in Devon for the sky dive and raised £560. Siobhan jumped from 15,000 feet as part of a group from the university. 

‘We were very lucky with the weather on the day and even saw a circle rainbow above the clouds,’ said Siobhan. ‘I started to feel quite nervous as we climbed higher and higher but the jump itself was really exhilarating and I’d definitely do it again!

'I’m so pleased to have exceeded my £500 fundraising target and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated.’

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity has already contributed millions to research and the results are well worth it.

For example, the average length of time taken for a child to be diagnosed has halved- thanks to the HeadSmart campaign to increase awareness of symptoms.

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