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Ain't no mountain high enough

Practitioners have scaled Ben Nevis to raise funds for the RNIB

Specsavers staff at the top of Ben Nevis
Colleagues at Specsavers’ Glasgow Forge practice have climbed the highest mountain in Britain to raise funds for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

The trio, which included store directors Sufyaan Aslam and Angela Lucas, and store supervisor Joanne Hart, climbed Ben Nevis on 18 August. They have raised £1800 for the charity.

Speaking after completing the 4413ft climb, Ms Lucas said: “None of us are experienced hillwalkers, so I am super-proud that we successfully completed our challenge in eight hours and, as a result, raised a significant amount for the RNIB.”

Mr Sufyaan said that seeing the charity’s work in action was the most rewarding part of the climb.

Sharing this experience, Mr Sufyaan explained: “One of our fellow climbers, Sue, is blind, but managed to compete the full climb, which was extremely challenging, in 12 hours with the help of a guide. She had the support and the confidence to do it and it was amazing to see her succeed.”

Having initially set a fundraising target of £495, the trio hosted a range on fundraising activities, including dress-down days and a quiz and curry night, which helped them far exceed their target.