TWO brave people are set to jump out of a plane thousands of feet above ground in an attempt to raise hundreds of pounds for Help for Heroes.
John Singh and Lena Thakor who both work at Specsavers in Silbury Arcade, will be embarking on tandem skydives from around 15,000ft in the air on Sunday July.
Ms Thakor, a joint store manger, says: “I must admit I’m slightly nervous about the jump but knowing it’s for charity helps to deal with the nerves. Help for Heroes is a fantastic charity and I’m proud to be supporting them.”
Raj Shah, store director of Specsavers in Milton Keynes, says: “John and Lena are a credit to the team and it’s brilliant to have such caring and daring people working for us. They are both so committed to raising money for charities and I know that Help for Heroes will benefit hugely from their donations.
“In-store we’ve been selling the charity’s wristbands and have so far raised £400. We will be holding a raffle the day before the jump with the prizes being donated from local businesses. We’ll also have a Help for Heroes spokesperson in on the day for people to find out more information on the charity.”
Mr Singh, a trainee dispensing optician, says: “The charity means a lot to me and I’m intent on raising as much money as possible. Some of the other Specsavers stores in the area have also pledged to support us, which is fantastic.”
Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October 2007 out of a desire to help the wounded Servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. H4H has committed to raise more than £80m to build the Personnel Recovery Centres (PRCs) in Colchester, Catterick, Tidworth and Plymouth and has already been funding the ‘Pathfinder Centre’ in conjunction with Erskine Scotland in Edinburgh.
To make a donation please visit the store at 35-37 Silbury Arcade, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AG. You can also call the store on 01908 662 116 or visit www.specsavers.com/stores/miltonkeynes.