This week the Specsavers team in Hyde presented the Alzheimer’s Society with a cheque for £1071.93 after taking on one of the UK’s fastest white-water river rafting courses to raise money for their chosen charity.
A team of 9 members of staff from Specsavers in Hyde ventured to Wales to take on the challenge after seeing firsthand the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s.
Store retail director Diane Wood says the team chose to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society as each of them had been personally touched by dementia: ‘It seemed natural that as a company we should collectively find a way of giving something back to our community.’
‘White-water rafting, was not only an exciting way to push ourselves with a new challenge, but it was also all great to see all of our staff throw themselves into the fundraising activity at different stages; resulting in a higher level of engagement across the business.’
Supporting the search for a cure
Diane said, ‘The funds raised will help provide vital support to people living with the disease and support research to find a cure in the future. Ninety percent of what we know about Alzheimer's has been discovered in the last 15 years, during which time some of the most remarkable progress has shed light on how Alzheimer's affects the brain. That’s why it’s vital that fundraising events like ours continue.’