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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