Optical Assistants tackle Supernova Run to raise money for Royal Blind

Posted: 01/11/2016 |

Two Optical Assistants are hoping to raise £600 for Royal Blind by running around the spectacular Kelpies monument at night.

Liz and Anne pose inside specsaversMegan Gartshore and her colleague, Carol, who both work in Specsavers, Glenrothes, are taking part in the Supernova Run on Sunday 13 November.

The duo wanted to raise money for a visual impairment charity after witnessing the effect of sight loss on their customers and selected Royal Blind after reading about the work they do to support children and adults with visual impairment across Scotland.

Visit Megan and Carol's Just Giving Page here

Megan has been training for the 5k and Carol is planning to walk the route after sustaining an injury.

Megan said: “When you speak to customers who have just been diagnosed with a condition which will deteriorate their sight, you get a true idea of the impact of visual impairment on people’s lives.

“Many of the patients we meet have age-related sight loss, for example Macular Degeneration. Although we are not personally involved in diagnosis, we spend a lot of time giving information and advice to our customers.

“When we read about Royal Blind and how they support people in Scotland we realised we wanted to do something to raise money for the charity.”

Runners taking part in the Supernova Run receive an LED head torch to wear during the race which circles the illuminated Kelpies tourist attraction in Falkirk.

Megan and Carol have already raised more than £300 for Royal Blind. If you would like to support their fundraising mission, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MGartshore-CMcCallum