Staff from Specsavers in Cirencester are determined to take part in a skydive to raise funds for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), despite it being postponed due to strong winds from Storm Ali.

Originally due to take place during National Eye Health Week (24 - 30 September), the skydive will now go ahead in Swindon on Sunday 7 October, where Specsavers store manager Paul Dundas will be joined by optical assistant, Katherine Middleditch as they jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet.

'very excited'

‘While we’re both very excited it’s safe to say we’re a little nervous and perhaps even more so now because of the delay,’ said Paul. ‘National Eye Health Week was the perfect opportunity to take part in an exciting activity to raise money for charity and highlight the importance of eye health. The skydive may have been postponed, but we haven’t let this affect our charity mission and we’re hoping this gives us a chance to raise even more.

Every penny makes a difference 

‘Thanks to those who have already donated, we’ve raised more than £800 so far and our target is £1,200. If you wish to make a donation, you can visit our Just Giving page, text KMPD47 to 70070 with your donation amount or pop into store. Whether it’s large or small, every penny really does make a difference.’

To further boost the fundraising total, staff hosted a bake sale at Specsavers in Cirencester on Saturday 15 September.

RNIB aims to support people with sight loss both practically and emotionally. People fear losing sight the most out of all senses, therefore raising money to support the work of the RNIB is a great way to celebrate National Eye Health Week.

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