Forfar opticians take a leap of faith for charity

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STAFF from Specsavers in Forfar raised more than £1,500 for charity by abseiling down one of the highest buildings in Dundee.

Four fearless members of staff and a friend of the team took part in the abseil down the University of Dundee Tower, to raise funds for The Stroke Association.

Blair Michie, store director at Specsavers in Forfar, says: “The abseil was great fun and we are delighted with the total raised. The staff and customers have been extremely supportive.

“I would like to take this chance to thank everyone who has supported us.

“Strokes are one of a series of health risks that can be detected during a sight examination.

“We recommend everyone to have sight tests every two years.”

The abseil also formed part of the store’s first anniversary. Noeleen Lindsay from Forfar won the raffle and was treated to a pair of designer specs at the store’s birthday party.

Stroke is the third biggest killer in the UK, affecting an estimated 150,000 people a year with a percentage of those unaware that they have suffered a stroke.