Three colleagues from Specsavers in Fleet have raised an incredible £1,000 for C.R.Y (Cardiac Risk in the Young).
Scaling Mount Snowdon
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, reaching over 1,000 metres above sea level and is the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. But despite it size, Casper Lam, James McLean and Amber Johnson were more than happy to scale its high heights for a charity that is close to store manager's heart.
Supporting a charity in need
Casper's brother sadly passed away with a cardiac condition a couple of years ago. He was only in his early 20s. Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) and supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions. The charity also offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD.
Says Casper: 'I was delighted to have the support of two work colleagues and our partners on the day. We have been overwhelmed with the support and the £1,000 raised. Thank you to our customers too: the directors have donated £210 from eye tests so Fleet residents have helped us achieve the £1,000.'
Show your support throughout October
To help give Casper, Amber and James that final 'push' before the donations are collected, the team will be raising money with a Halloween theme in store on 29 October. Activities will include children's face painting and a raffle to win a pair of frames.