The Beatson Cancer Charity are set to receive a cash boost, thanks to a member of the Specsavers Oban team.

Karen MacDonald, 26, assistant manager at the store, embarked on the charity challenge of a lifetime as she dropped 3,000ft for the cause, in a skydive over Fife.

The charity skydive was on Sunday 20 July, when the brave Port Appin resident travelled through the air at approximately 120 miles per hour for 30 seconds between jumping from the aircraft and opening the parachute.

Friends, family and colleagues at Specsavers Oban sponsored Karen.

She says: ‘This is a cause very close to my heart. Most people have been affected by cancer in some way so it means a lot to me to be able to help in the fight against it.

‘The Beatson is where many people in Oban go for treatment and I’ve had a few family members who have visited recently. The charity helps thousands of people in what is often the biggest fight of their lives so the skydive feels like the least I can do to help.’

The Beatson is committed to the fight against cancer in a variety of ways - from patient wellbeing to the funding of treatment, care and research. 

Ken Macdonald, store director at in Oban, said: ‘We are all very proud of Karen and her dedication to supporting such a worthy cause. I’m sure donations will continue to roll in and there will be a healthy total to hand over come next month.’ 

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