Fundraising reaches new heights
The Buxton Specsavers team has taken its fundraising efforts to dizzy new heights in a bid to raise money for a local hospice by abseiling down a historic viaduct in the Peak District.
Millers Dale Bridge
A team of five from the store took on the 90ft drop at Millers Dale Bridge with the swift-flowing River Wye below as part of the store’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Blythe House Hospice.
Sarah Watson, Teresa Beresford, Tom Rhodes, Dale Taylor, and Alisha Patel from the Specsavers store in Spring Gardens joined the daring team.
Store director, Tom Rhodes, who also took part in the abseil, said: 'I’m incredibly proud of the team for taking on this challenge, we didn’t have great weather on the day but we all stuck to our promise and got it done! It was nerve-wracking to say the least but it is all for a good cause!
'Blythe House Hospice is our chosen charity, as the High Peak’s only hospice we do our best to help raise vital funds for them as it is so important to our community.'
The team’s fundraising efforts raised almost £500 for the hospice.
Blythe House Hospice provides care and support for those in the High Peak community affected by cancer, life-threatening illness or bereavement.
Currently over 90% of hospice care in the UK is provided through day care and at home services, such as those at Blythe House.