A team of local opticians from Specsavers Skipton are gearing up for a tough physical test in aid of charity.

Hoping to raise £1,000 for local charity
Five staff members from Specsavers in Skipton are gearing up to take part in this year’s Tough Mudder. The team are raising money for Manorlands Hospice on Keighley Road and is hoping to raise a total of £1,000.

In the run-up to the event, the store will be hosting a Book sale on 1 July and a Book & Bake sale on 23 July in store. For every screw replacement and minor repair, the store asks customers to donate money to the charity instead of paying for the service.

On 2 August, Alastair Coulson, Amanda Larson, Becky Doran, Emma Gough and Waqar Mahmood from Skipton Specsavers will attempt a 10-12 mile long military style obstacle course in the Yorkshire arm of Tough Mudder 2015.

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 amount to a lot of people in the area and is unfortunately in desperate need of funds to meet its running costs. We want to help raise as much money as we can and we hope to get support from the local community.'

To help Specsavers in Skipton raise money for Manorlands Hospice, please visit their donation site here or stop by the store on Swadford Street to donate.

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