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A Montrose opticians has already raised more than £1500 for Alzheimer Scotland as four members of staff get set to complete a sponsored skydive to raise even more.

Specsavers in Montrose organised a race night to kick-start fundraising which will culminate in the daring 10,000 foot skydive in support of the charity on Sunday, June 26.

Store directors Bridgeen Johnston and Christopher Nugent will be taking part alongside trainee dispensing optician Angela Boyle and optical assistant Natalie Archibald.

Bridgeen said: “We’ve had a fantastic start to our fundraising efforts. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us so far.

“There’s still time to donate for those who would like to contribute. Alzheimer Scotland is a charity that is very close to the hearts of all our staff as a number have personal experiences of the disease.”

The team at Specsavers in Montrose is also supporting Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative, to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to support customers and employees who are affected by the condition.

They are set to complete a dementia awareness programme and, in doing so, they will become recognised as a Dementia Friend. They will then wear a badge on their uniforms to indicate to customers that they have been trained and are dementia aware.