Staff from Specsavers in Bradley Stoke took part in a skydive, raising more than £850 for children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.

Sponsored jump

Store manager Emma Smith and contact lens optician Elaine Bush, from Specsavers in Bradley Stoke, jumped out of a plane in Swindon. Being 10,000 feet in the air, there were plenty of breath-taking views on the way back down to the ground.

‘What an amazing experience,’ says Emma. ‘I can’t even begin to describe the fear when we were about to jump out the plane, but once you brave opening your eyes, the incredible views and adrenaline make it all worth it. This was my second skydive but it was Elaine’s first ever jump.’

Specsavers in Cribbs Causeway, Bradley Stoke and Filton have come together and nominated CLIC Sargent as their charity of the year for 2018. In a bid to raise as much money as possible for the children’s cancer charity, employees are taking part in a number of fundraising challenges and events throughout the year.

A word from the store director 

‘It’s wonderful to see team members going above and beyond to support CLIC Sargent,’ said store director, Gaurav Patel. ‘Not only has this challenge helped to boost our final fundraising total for the charity, it has brought the store teams closer together, which is great to see.’

CLIC Sargent provides practical, financial and emotional support for children and teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia. The charity believes that children with cancer have the right to the best possible treatment, care and support throughout their cancer journey and beyond.

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