A member of staff from Specsavers in Filton took on the SimplyHealth Great Bristol 10k and raised funds for CLIC Sargent.
Store manager, Maria Matuszak, completed the race on Sunday 5 May. Starting in the historic harbourside area, the route took her through iconic Bristol landmarks including the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge.
Challenging but rewarding
‘The 10k route was a challenge but extremely rewarding,’ commented Maria. ‘The cheers from the crowd, support from fellow runners and wonderful views spurred me on to keep going. I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who donated.’
Last year, Specsavers in Cribbs Causeway, Bradley Stoke and Filton came together and nominated CLIC Sargent as their charity partner. Teams took part in several fundraising challenges and events throughout the year and raised almost £7,000 for the children’s cancer charity.
CLIC Sargent provides practical, financial and emotional support for children and teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia. The charity believes that children with cancer have the right to the best possible treatment, care and support throughout their cancer journey and beyond.