A team of optical assistants from Chelmsley Wood Specsavers has completed a 5km assault course in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

The six-strong team – made up of Rachel Browett, Kirstie Reeves, Laura Kellett, Aimie Hipkiss, Stephanie Creighton and Keiron Reeves – tackled water slides, tightropes and balance beams along the Water Wipeout assault course on Saturday 20 June, kicking off a week of fundraising for the charity.

‘We’re incredibly proud of the team who took part in the Water Wipeout challenge,’ said Sukhi Drake, store director. ‘They showed a real commitment to finish the assault course in around 90 minutes, raising a fantastic amount of money for Blind Veterans UK along the way.’

The Water Wipeout challenge marked the start of a week of fundraising for the store which saw £1 donated for each sight test carried out, customers invited to make a spectacle of themselves using the in-store photobooth, and staff donning camouflage gear for Armed Forces Day (27 June) itself. In total, the team raised £1,543 for Blind Veterans UK.

Supporting Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK is a national charity which works to provide vision impaired Armed Forces veterans with the services and support they need to recover their independence and discover life beyond sight loss.

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