Local Opticians takes on Comic Row-lief challenge

Sporty staff from the Bradley Stoke opticians were out raising money for Comic Relief, undertaking an exercise-a-thon earlier today – Tuesday 21 March.

The team from Specsavers in the Willow Brook Centre is supporting the charity by taking it in turns to row and ride part of a long-distance challenge, in exchange for donations towards the cause.

Ed Stanleigh, store director, says: ‘We’re very proud of the team for supporting the cause and volunteering to take part in the challenge. Last year one of our team members, Julie, rowed for three hours straight, so we’re hoping the team can match, if not beat, that again this year.’

‘It’s really important that we raise some money in the process, so please dig deep and support them on their fundraising initiatives this week, you’ll be bettering the lives of those in need by doing so.’

The team were just getting started when Bradley Stoke Matters popped by to see them this morning.  The lovely Easter bunny and Easter egg on show are the prizes for correctly ‘guessing the number of sweets in the jar’ competition in store, which will be running all week.  On Saturday the store will be hosting a bake sale so do pop by and support them in their fundraising effort.  The store is also selling the official Specsavers Comic Relief glasses. Priced at just £2 and in the store now, the glasses come in adult and children’s sizes.  We were pleased to picked up four pairs for the family to wear to work and school on Friday!

Specsavers has been a Comic Relief partner since 2015 and is supporting Comic Relief to help poor and vulnerable people living tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa. Specsavers has pledged to raise at least £250,000 for the charity.

For more information, please visit Specsavers at The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, BS32 8EF, call 01454 275020 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/bradleystoke

photo shows team members Julie Rafferty, Molly Brackpool, Chioma Chigbo and Kathryn Griffiths, along with Lewis Erskine from Anytime Fitness who kindly loaned the Bike and the Rowing Machine.

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