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Essex stores show support for Alzheimer’s Society

19 May, 2017
Essex stores show support for charity challenge
Essex stores show support for Alzheimer’s Society charity challenge

The Specsavers stores in the Essex region are coming together to support a charity cycle in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.

The big bike ride, which will take place later this month, was organised by Essex regional relationship manager, Roy Thorogood.

Roy and a number of directors from various stores around Essex, including: Braintree, Brentwood, Lakeside, Leigh-on-Sea, Maldon and Southend will cycle a massive 60 miles around the county – passing by various Specsavers stores along the way.

Donation pledge

Although, not all the Essex stores are participating in the cycle – they have all pledged to donate towards the good cause and cheer the cyclists on during the big day.

Speaking about the upcoming bike ride, Roy Thorogood said: ‘It’s a really tough challenge we’ve decided to take on but it’s all for such a great cause.

‘Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK and around 23 million people in the UK have a close friend or family member with dementia.’

Showing support

Roy added: ‘We hope to raise a great amount for the charity that will help support people suffering with the condition, as well as their families.’

Loughton Specsavers also kindly sponsored the t-shirts for the event.

To donate please visit the JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/Specsavers-Essex

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