Specsavers Swansea store director, Robert Whiskerd, raised £600 for Teenage Cancer Trust after taking part in a 15,000-foot skydive.

Taking the leap

He took the leap alongside other thrill-seekers in Swansea to raise awareness of the life-changing support and services the Teenage Cancer Trust provides to hundreds of young people aged 13 to 24.

The event was one of a number of annual events organised by the charity to raise funds for young people.

‘I’d always considered taking part in a skydive, but it was a very daunting prospect,’ says Mr Whiskerd.

‘I needed a good reason to push myself to do it and raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust was exactly that.’

‘Vital service to young people’

Specsavers in Swansea is one of 40 Specsavers stores in south and mid Wales that is aiming to raise £30,000 in the first year of its two-year partnership with the charity. This money will enable the charity to recruit a second youth support coordinator in Wales, who can organise activities and trips for young people with cancer.

Mr Whiskerd adds: ‘Teenage Cancer Trust provides such a vital service to young people across Wales, as well as their families, which is why we are so proud to be involved in this charity partnership.’

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