A pair of Allerton eye care experts trekked to the summit of the UK’s highest mountain to raise vital funds for a leading sight loss charity.

Dispensing optician Charlotte Geraghty (22) and contact lens supervisor Sophie Holmes (28) joined forces to scale Ben Nevis in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), raising £1,420.

The duo from Specsavers in Allerton completed the gruelling climb in 7 hours. Their expedition came ahead of National Eye Health Week (24-30th September) and they had the full support of their Specsavers colleagues, who hosted bake sales and raffles in store to fundraise ahead of their endeavour.

A word from the store director

Zoe Morris, store director at Specsavers in Allerton, said: ‘With National Eye Health Week coming up, we wanted to do our bit to mark the occasion and raise awareness.

‘We’re exceptionally proud of Charlotte and Sophie, who really went the extra mile – or many miles, in their case – for the RNIB. ‘As eye care experts, we have a great appreciation of the work that the RNIB carries out for those affected by sight loss.’

This National Eye Health Week, Specsavers is teaming up with the RNIB to urge Britain’s ageing workforce to take their eye health seriously.

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