Supportive Hemel Hempstead eyecare experts handed out more than 250 litres of bottled water to thirsty runners taking part in the town’s charity 10k.

The team from Specsavers in The Marlowes Centre donated and dished out the drinks to 500 participants who were raising funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

The hospice, which cares for people with life-limiting illnesses in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, is hoping to receive more than £25,000 following the event.

A word from the store director 

Store director, Shane Abbas Bhimani, led the opticians’ efforts: ‘We’re huge admirers of the work the hospice does in our community to support families in the most difficult of times.

‘As such, we wanted to do our bit to show our support and back the efforts of the hundreds of participants in the town’s 10k at Astley Cooper School. It was great to be part of such a special occasion.’

More about the hospice 

Rennie Grove Hospice Care was formed in 2011 when two charities – Iain Rennie Hospice and Home and Grove House – joined forces.

The charity relies on public support to raise more than 85 per cent of its £6.5 million annual running costs.

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