Two personal trainers from an Exeter studio are preparing to take a 15,000 foot leap in their lives to raise money for InFocus. Duncan Attwood and Jeff Angila are part of the fundraising team for the Exeter-based charity which provides life-changing care and support to young people across the UK. All of these inspiring children and young adults have visual impairments and other complex, often multiple, needs.
Jeff has been a personal trainer at fit20 for just over two years, while business owner Duncan has worked at the Exeter studio since it opened in 2018. People with complex needs and visual impairment often require medical attention , physiotherapy and communication experts – and the support of specialized equipment and suitable facilities – in order to have the same chances in life as others. InFocus supports over 80 young people and their families who come from across the UK to access the charity’s unique services in Exeter.
Duncan – who also skydives with daughter Leah – said: ‘I’ve always been a bit terrified of heights, but I’m preparing to face my fear because I know it’s going to make a difference for some of the most large vulnerable people. Discovering InFocus and talking to some of the young people that this special charitable support has really energized me, and now I can’t wait to be out in the open.”
Jane Bell – CEO of InFocus – added, “We have been truly overwhelmed by the incredible support we have received from local businesses over the past 18 months. I’m very proud of everyone who helps raise funds to support our work, especially when it comes to jumping out of an airplane at 15,000 feet.
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