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Lancashire staff skydive for disabled and visually impaired people

13 October, 2014
Specsavers' Zoe Hudson, Sophie Huddart and Gareth Smith before their skydive challenge
Zoe Hudson, Sophie Huddart and Gareth Smith before their jump

A trio of daredevil staff from three Specsavers stores across Bolton and Chorley have completed a daunting skydive challenge in aid of a charity which supports people with multiple disabilities, including visual impairment.

Gareth Smith from the Bolton town centre store, Sophie Huddart from the Middlebrook Retail Park store and Zoe Hudson from the Chorley store, took the plunge on Sunday, 5th October, setting off from Lancaster Airport.

For a great cause

The team took on the challenge in aid of the national SeeAbility charity which encourages people who are blind or partially sighted as well as facing other disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.

With the sky-high support of their colleagues and customers across the three stores, Gareth, Sophie and Zoe have so far raised £1,462, smashing their initial target of £1,000.

Exhilarating experience

Kevin Juste, store manager at Middlebrook Retail Park Specsavers comments: ‘All three of the team described the jump as an exhilarating and breath-taking experience and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated.

‘The SeeAbility charity is certainly close to our hearts at Specsavers as it provides invaluable support to those people with multiple disabilities, including visual impairment, learning and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injury and life limiting conditions.

‘The charity teaches and empowers people to develop and maintain their skills to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Lend your support

You can still sponsor the Specsavers team and donate to the SeeAbility charity here.

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