Ahead of National Eye Health Week (24 - 30 September), staff from Specsavers in Cirencester opticians are taking part in a skydive to raise funds for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
On Sunday 23 September Specsavers store manager Paul Dundas will be joined by optical assistant Katherine Middleditch as they jump out of a plane in Swindon at 10,000 feet.
‘While we’re both very excited it’s safe to say we’re a little nervous,’ said Paul. ‘National Eye Health Week felt like the perfect opportunity to take part in an exciting activity to raise money for charity and highlight the importance of eye care.
‘Thanks to those who have already donated, we’ve raised more than £700 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.