An in-store trainer from Specsavers in Milton Keynes has braved a 10,000ft sky dive to raise over £800 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Monies raised will directly support the charity’s aim to lead the fight against dementia.
Raising money for a cause close to Charlotte's heart
24-year old Charlotte Sutton is a long-time supporter of the charity. Both her and her husband’s grandparents suffered from alzheimer's so she's experienced first-hand the amazing support the charity offers. Charlotte is a ‘Dementia Friend’ of the charity and thought what better way to fund raise than do a sky dive!
She says: 'There are probably easier ways to fund raise, but I felt this really was a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to raise money for a charity that I avidly support. It was terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure! The level of generosity has been amazing. When nerves nearly got the better of me, I held onto the thought of the money I would raise and how supportive everyone has been.’
A well done from her colleagues
Charlotte completed her jump on 23 October – a date that was also her Nan’s birthday who suffered from alzheimer’s - at Sibson Airfield which is near Peterborough. Store director Steve Moore comments her achievement: 'We are very proud of Charlotte and we are delighted to play our small part in donating £200 to her cause.'