Staff at Specsavers in Norris Green are planning to face their fears and skydive for a local hospice which provides Pallative care for people with terminal illnesses.
Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust is an independent charity committed to delivering the best possible practice and development of Specialist Palliative Care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses and treats many people in the local area, including some that are especially close to staff at the store.
Linda McCartney, a dispensing optician and one of the members of staff doing the charity sky dive says: 'I was particularly keen to take part in the skydive as my grandfather, who had terminal cancer, spent his last few weeks at the hospice earlier this year, and he was very well looked after there. My family were touched by their kind and sensitive approach to his care and our needs as a family. I am really keen to give something back.'
Danielle Stephenson, an optician at the Broadway based optician will also join Linda for the skydive, and both women will be doing it for the first time. They are hoping to raise as much as they can for the Hospice.
Any inndividuals or groups of people who fundraise or donate a minimum of £1,000 in any one year to the Woodland Hospice are invited to have a brass leaf engraved and placed on its 'Tree of Life', a permanent display of charity partners in the communal area of the hospice.
Anyone who wants to sponsor Danielle and Linda can do so on their Just Giving page.