Skipton opticians get tough for a local hospice
A Yorkshire hospice has been presented with a cheque for £1,320 after a dedicated fundraising mission.
Staff members at Specsavers in Skipton have raised vital funds for the Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope by holding a book and bake sale, and by fielding a team in the Yorkshire Tough Mudder event.
Raising extra cash
In a bid to raise extra cash, the Specsavers team have also asked customers to pledge donations to the hospice instead of paying for glasses repairs.
On Sunday 2 August, Alastair Coulson, Amanda Larson, Becky Doran, Allison Reddlin, Emma Gough and Waqar Mahmood from Skipton Specsavers completed a gruelling 12-mile military style obstacle course in exchange for sponsorship donations to their JustGiving page.
A word from the director
Justine Sturtivant, store director at Specsavers in Skipton, commented: ‘The Manorlands Sue Ryder Hospice is a charity we all hold very close to our hearts. It’s a local hospice that means a huge deal to a lot of people in the area and is unfortunately in desperate need of funds to meet its growing running costs.
'We are really pleased with the amount we have raised, thanks to the support of our wonderful customers, and we are delighted to be able to help the hospice to continue their vital work.’
Manorlands provides care to people with life-limiting illnesses living across Airedale, Craven and north and west Bradford. Every year the hospice has to raise more than £1.6m to provide its specialist services.