A group of opticians have raised an amazing £1,015 for local and national charities after taking part in a sponsored trek up Mount Snowdon this month.
A team of colleagues from Specsavers stores across the East of England put on their hiking boots to complete the 1,085 metre climbing challenge on 7 May, finishing their journey to the peak of the highest mountain in Wales in three-and-a-half hours.
All money raised from their efforts will be donated to two charity groups, Mind and FACET. Mind is a national charity providing advice and support to people suffering with mental health problems, while FACET provides day care and training to adults living with disabilities in the Fenland area.
Those taking part in the activity included Gemma Ashby and Karin Pickles (Specsavers March), James Dye and Lewis White (Specsavers Cambridge – Lion Yard Centre), Wayne Barry (Specsavers Bedford), Paul Croft, Jordan Kerr-Gray, Joe Hannan and Mark Gurry (Specsavers Peterborough), along with Specsavers Cambridgeshire regional relationship manager Steve Price.
Mark Gurry, store manager at Specsavers Peterborough, says: ‘We had a brilliant day climbing up Mount Snowdon and were lucky enough to take in some stunning views along the way due to the fantastic weather, which is a rare event when you're in the Welsh mountains! We would like to thank everyone who was able to help us raise more than £1,000 for Mind and FACET, two worthy causes that mean a great deal to the Specsavers stores that participated in the event.’