Local optician gets active for charity
A team of dedicated fundraisers from Newport swapped their uniforms for sports gear in aid of charity.
Staff from Specsavers, located at 40 High Street, created their own triathlon to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Individual team members took part in different disciplines including running, swimming and rowing. They completed a combined distance of 130 miles and raised more than £250 for Cancer Research UK in the process.
Tim Kidd, ophthalmic director of Specsavers in Newport, says: ‘I would like to thank the team for their considerable efforts and for raising a sizeable amount for such a worthy cause. There have definitely been some tired legs in-store but the dedication and hard work has paid off. ‘It’s also down to the generosity of local residents that we’ve been able to achieve this amount and we would like to thank everyone who has donated to the cause.’
Cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer research charity, conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.