A local Glasgow opticians has raised a staggering £1,755 in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) by taking on the Ben Nevis challenge in association with the charity.

Angela Lucas, Sufyaan Aslam and Joanne Hart were the three courageous staff members from Specsavers Glasgow Forge that took on the 4413 ft mountain for the worthy cause.

A word from the store director

Angela Lucas, store director at Specsavers Glasgow Forge, said: ‘None of us are experienced hillwalkers so I am super proud that we successfully completed our challenge and a result raised a significant amount for RNIB.

‘In store, we regularly work with people living with sight loss and RNIB is a great charity that provides practical and emotional support for visually impaired people that we are really happy to support.

‘I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to sponsor us, we are overwhelmed with the kind donations and they have really kept us going through our training and the challenge itself.’

Each volunteer that took part was committed to a fundraising pledge of £495. To reach their pledge the trio held various fundraising activities within store with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the sight loss charity.

You can still sponsor the staff at Specsavers Glasgow Forge by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/specsaversglasgowforge or text FORGE99 then the amount to 70070.

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