Help for Heroes is set to receive a cash boost of more than £250, thanks to three big-hearted staff members from Specsavers in Inverness.

Optical assistant Sarah Carr, store manager Bethany McLean and optical assistant, Gayle James took part in the Tough Mudder Scotland 2014 obstacle course at Dalkeith Country Park, with all funds raised going to the UK military charity.

The store showed its support by donating £150 to the cause, while generous customers added a further £100 to the pot. Collections are still ongoing.

The Tough Mudder challenge is just one of the fundraising exercises Specsavers in Inverness ran to help those who have been wounded in Britain's current conflicts. 

Staff from the store held a scouting day for the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year (SWOTY) 2014 competition raising £40 for anti-bullying charity, Kidscape and a further £60 for Help for Heroes.

Fun day

The store also supported the charity by hosting a fun day in store on Armed Forces Day (28 June). 

Staff dressed up in army themed costumes and completed a sponsored indoor cycle to raise much-needed funds, with face painting and sweet treats for customers.

Andy Carr, store director at Specsavers in Inverness, says: ‘I’m so proud of the girls – they completed a 12 mile gruelling assault course and had their endurance tested to the limit, all in the name of charity.  

‘Help for Heroes is a very worthy cause and we should all do our bit for wounded soldiers and their families. We’re thankful for the support from our lovely customers during our Help for Heroes day.’

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