Kelpies cycle ride raises funds for ‘Train of Hope’ appeal
Staff at Specsavers in Kirkintilloch have raised over £700 by completing a sponsored cycle from the Cowgate store to The Kelpies in Falkirk and back.
Volunteering aboard the Train of Hope
The fifty mile round trip was completed to raise funds allowing two members of Specsavers staff to volunteer aboard The Phelophepa Train of Hope in South Africa this year.
Drew McCallum and Anisah Zahid, who work part-time at the opticians need a total of £1,500 to make the trip.
They will be volunteering in the train’s eye clinic during their two week trip. Anisah will be making the journey to South Africa to volunteer in July and Drew in September.
Kirkintilloch store director Neil Drain says: ‘We’d like to thank everyone who has donated and we’re very pleased to be able to contribute more than £700 towards the cost of the trips.
‘There’s not long to go before Anisah will be jetting off to South Africa – I know she’ll be fantastic help to the Train of Hope team and we wish Drew all the best for his trip later in the year too.
The Phelophepa Train of Hope operates two unique trains which serve as mobile healthcare hospitals, bringing much needed medical and educational services to impoverished rural areas of South Africa.