Staff at local opticians flew solo for charity
Two staff members from the Cwmbran Specsavers store successfully completed a solo sky dive in aid of Velindre Cancer Centre and raised £700 in the process.
Dispensing assistant, Josh Double, and laboratory manager, Nathan Meehan, both work at the Llewlyn Walk store and each completed a 10,000ft solo sky dive on the same day.
Store director, Rhys Williams, says: ‘We, as a team, are immensely proud of what both Nathan and Josh have achieved. They not only undertook a huge challenge but also managed to raise £700 in aid of the well-known Velindre charity.
‘The store staff came together to help the guys raise as much money as possible, and I’d like to take this opportunity, as the store director, to say a huge thank you to them also. Additionally, I’d like to thank the local community in the Cwmbran area who donated over the last numbers of months; their support has been greatly appreciated.’
Mr Double adds: ‘Specsavers is a community opticians and, sadly, every community is affected by cancer, which is why we wanted to set ourselves the huge challenge of completing a solo sky dive as opposed to a tandem sky dive.
‘It’s the first time that either of us have completed a sky dive, so there certainly were a few nerves on the day, but Nathan and I are delighted with the money that we raised and we know that Velindre will put this to good use.’
All proceeds raised through the solo sky dive challenge will go towards vital cancer research and to provide care for cancer suffers across Wales.