Brave staff members from Specsavers Oban are planning to abseil down the Cruachan Dam in aid of two local charities next month.

Store manager at Specsavers Oban Karen Macdonald has encouraged her staff to support her 80-year-old grandmother, Moria Thomson, who has chosen this fundraising abseil to tick an ambition off her bucket list.

Oban Specsavers director Ken Macdonald said: ‘I am delighted that so many of our store team have signed up to take on the challenge of this abseil and give Moria their support.

‘I’d like to thank everyone who has pledged sponsorship to our brave volunteers so far and would like to encourage people to donate what they can to these two great local organisations.’

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The store team are collecting sponsorship money ahead of their hair-raising challenge which will take place on Sunday, 3 July. Donations can also be made here.

Representatives from Specsavers in George Street also attended a local charities day in the town recently to raise awareness and drum up support for their fundraising abseil.

Karen MacDonald, Iona Campbell, David Farquarson, Martyna Surowka, Kirsty Clark, Kerry McDougall, Leslie Reid, Toni MacIntyre and Lauren Williams-Bale will abseil the Cruachan Dam with super-gran Moria Thomson.

All funds raised will be split between Oban Mountain Rescue and the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

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