Penistone duo take on three peaks for Alzheimer’s Society

Post on 3rd August 2015

Two colleagues at a Penistone opticians have set their sights on a tough charity fundraiser, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Dispensing optician Amy Roe and optometrist Rachel Ogden from Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care will test their stamina and fitness in aid of Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday 25 July.

They hope to raise at least £250 each by climbing three mountains, Pen-y-Ghent (694m) Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) covering a distance of around 24 miles during the day.

Amy said: “Alzheimer’s Society is Scrivens’ principal charity this year and we wanted to do something special for it. We’ve never done anything like this before and we know it will be tough but we’re looking forward to it.

Rachel added: “I am a keen runner and Amy has been doing plenty of practising. It is an organised event and we will support and encourage each other to help us complete the challenge within the 12 hours target.”

Both women know that conquering the three peaks in the Yorkshire Dales is no mean feat as the steep climbs and descents will be physically demanding, albeit in stunning scenery.

Scrivens chose Alzheimer’s Society as its principal charity for 2015 as there is growing evidence of a link between uncorrected hearing loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care was established 76 years ago and has 178 stores in England and Wales, with 1,000 employees.