Wrekin climb raises Cavernoma funds and awareness
Staff at Wellington Specsavers have raised £500 for a charity supporting those affected by neurological clusters known as cavernomas.
Climbing for Cavernoma Alliance UK
The seven-strong team from Specsavers set out to raise awareness for Cavernoma Alliance UK by completing a 10-mile round trip climbing up the Wrekin from the store at 53 New Street.
Found mainly in the brain and spinal cord, cavernomas are abnormal clusters of blood vessels which affect around 90,000 people in the UK, potentially causing seizures and vision problems.
‘We’re pleased to have been able to raise awareness of the work of Cavernoma Alliance as they celebrate their 10th anniversary year,’ said Kelly Green from Specsavers Wellington.
‘People were very generous with their donations and we managed to raise £500 in total, which is fantastic. Thousands of people are affected by cavernomas each year, but it still remains a relatively unknown condition, so we hope our walk will have helped to highlight awareness of the condition.’
Cavernoma Alliance UK was set up to raise awareness of the condition in 2005. More information about cavernomas and the work of the charity can be found at www.cavernoma.org.uk