Optical Assistant Fiona Scott has tackled a major endurance challenge in preparation for partaking in the London Marathon later this month.
Along with her dad, Dixie, Fiona cycled 120 miles in just two days, following the route of the River Tweed. Starting at the source of the river at Moffat on a bright Saturday morning, they supported each other as they tackled the hilly and strenuous route, arriving home in Berwick the following afternoon.
Running for VAO
This month Fiona will be taking part in the London Marathon to further raise awareness of Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), a charity which trains optometrists in developing countries and gives people much-needed eye tests and treatment.
Fiona is aiming to raise £1,215 – so far she has held cake sales and raffles in-store and she hopes the cycle and marathon will help her achieve her target.
A word from the store director
Craig Bell, store director said: ‘Staff and customers are in awe of Fiona. Cycling the route of the River Tweed is an incredible challenge and demonstrates how committed she is to supporting eye health in developing countries.’
More about Vision Aid Overseas
The charity recycles the glasses and uses the money made from selling the reusable materials to fund its charity work in developing countries. This includes giving people badly-needed eye tests and treatment, and training up local optometrists.