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Musselburgh opticians step up to raise funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland

01 July, 2016
The team at Specsavers Musselburgh get set to complete a sponsored step count challenge

Specsavers Musselburgh has already raised more than £200 for Down’s Syndrome Scotland as staff members get set to complete a sponsored ‘step count challenge’ to raise even more.

Staff at the Musselburgh store started the step challenge, in honour of former patient James Davie who sadly passed away in April of this year, in order to raise funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

The Finale

The staff, who have been split into five teams, are competing against one another to see which team walks the largest number of steps during the duration of the challenge. They have been competing in-store for the past 8 weeks and are stepping it up for the finale.

The store will hold the team finale on Saturday 2nd July outside the store when staff will host a bake sale walking on a treadmill as they make every step count towards their total.

Store director Diana Kelly will be taking part alongside her staff members.

A word from the store director

Diana said: ‘We’ve had a fantastic start to our fundraising efforts. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us so far.

‘There’s still time to donate for those who would like to contribute. We will be outside the store on 2nd July asking customers to dig deep to help us raise money towards our final fundraising total. Down’s Syndrome Scotland is a charity that is very close to the hearts of all our staff.’

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