Montrose opticians staff take to the skies for charity

Pictured are store director Bridgeen Johnston, trainee dispensing optician Angela Boyle, optical assistant Natalie Archibald and store director Christopher Nugent.

Pictured are store director Bridgeen Johnston, trainee dispensing optician Angela Boyle, optical assistant Natalie Archibald and store director Christopher Nugent.

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A daredevil skydive has raised almost £2700 for Alzheimer Scotland after four members of staff from an Angus opticians completed the sponsored 10,000ft jump.

The daredevil skydive was the culmination of months of fundraising by the team at Specsavers in Montrose, which included a race night.

Fiona Lewis, corporate fundraiser at Alzheimer Scotland, spoke of the charity’s delight at the donation: “It is incredible to have the support of the Specsavers Montrose staff and customers.

“Alzheimer Scotland could not offer its wide range of crucial practical services, care, information and emotional support without the backing and generosity of the Scottish public and organisations.

“We are incredibly grateful to the store - its support will make a huge difference to families across Scotland as they face their journey with dementia.”

Director of the store on Montrose High Street, Bridgeen Johnston - who took part in the skydive - said: “It was an amazing experience for us all – some of the team even have plans to do it all again in the future.

“We enjoyed spectacular views across St Andrews during the jump.

“Alzheimer Scotland offers fantastic support to so many people, including a number of our staff who have had personal experiences of the condition.

“It has been a pleasure to raise funds and awareness of the charity and I’d like to thank everyone who has donated towards the cause over the past few months.”

Alzheimer Scotland directly supports people living with dementia, their families and carers across the country. Its work helps to enable these people to live active and independent lives in their communities, closer to the ones they love for longer.

For more information visit www.alzscot.org