The sky’s the limit for local opticians

Fundraiser Terri Jenkins (centre) at Specsavers, Bradley Stoke

Fearless fundraiser Terri Jenkins will be going ‘Above and Beyond’ this weekend to raise money for a local charity

The assistant manager at Specsavers in the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, will be going to extreme heights to raise vital funds for Above and Beyond, a Bristol charity that raises funds for all nine hospitals in the city centre.

She will be taking to the skies this Sunday (4th December) when she takes part in a sponsored skydive in aid of the charity at the Redfields Airfield near Swindon.

Ms Jenkins said:

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge but I’m also extremely nervous. When I first decided to take part in the jump, several other members of staff were keen to join in but what started as a group of volunteers ended up with me carrying out the jump alone, so I’ll definitely be asking them to dig deep!”

“Above and Beyond is a fantastic charity that does some great work with Bristol Eye Hospital and I’m pleased to be able to support them. I have already raised £395 in sponsorship but I’m still collecting donations. I hope that the skydiving challenge will help to add to the great sum of money raised so far.”

Ten Specsavers stores in the Bristol area have teamed up with Above and Beyond to raise enough money to buy a £4,000 tonometer which is designed specifically to detect glaucoma as early as possible in children. The stores have already raised more than £2,000 and the hope is that the target will be surpassed, helping to raise further funds for Bristol Eye Hospital.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Terri is invited to pop into the Specsavers store at the Willow Brook Centre or call 01454 275020.

Photo: Fundraiser Terri Jenkins (centre) with colleagues at the Bradley Stoke branch of Specsavers.

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