Taking sight saving to new heights
Two daredevils from a Sudbury and Felixstowe Specsavers raised £800 by taking on a gravity-defying challenge in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) ahead of National Eye Health Week.
Taking the challenge
Felixstowe and Sudbury store director Naeem Kazi and Harriet Contact Lens Supervisor, took part in a charity skydive from a plane thousands of feet above the ground in Beccles, Norfolk.
The team took on the challenge in aid of the RNIB which offers information, support and advice to almost two million people in the UK with sight loss.
An exhilarating experience
With the sky-high support of their colleagues and customers across the two stores, Naeem and Harriet have so far raised £800.
Naeem comments: ‘Both Harriet and I found the jump to be an exhilarating experience. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated.
‘Along with Specsavers, the RNIB has just released a report ahead of National Eye Health Week showing that one in five people will live with sight loss in their lifetime despite at least half of all cases being avoidable.
‘The alarming new statistics show that every day 250 people start to lose their sight in the UK. Women, who tend to live longer, are at greater risk than men, with one in four women set to develop sight loss in their lifetime compared with one in eight men.
'This is why it’s so important that we support the life-changing work they do, as well as providing services to keep the Sudbury and Felixstowe’s eye health in good shape. All donations make such a valuable difference to this cause, and we’re really grateful for everyone’s support.’