Two members of staff from Specsavers in Normanton are taking part in a charity challenge to raise money for Guide Dogs.

The Walk Your Socks Off challenge will see the duo of Cathy Hunter, store manager and Tracey Morris, a clinical supervisor from the Stenson Road store, walking 100,000 steps each in one week (17 May – 23 May) while raising money to support people living with sight loss. On Friday 17 May, a local representative from the charity will be bringing their guide dog to the store at 11 am to support the fundraising and take part in a question and answer session.

Keen to help

Cathy said: ‘Tracey and I were keen to get involved in the challenge. The Guide Dogs charity is a really worthy cause, and we’ve all got to know them over the years through our charity partnership.

‘We’ve got our Sock-o-meter fundraising charts up in the store motivating us as we mark our distances each day. We would love to reach our £100 targets, and the team is offering specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) as a thank you for any donations made.’

A word from the store director

Normanton Specsavers store director, Paresh Gohil, added: ‘It’s great to see these two getting together for a huge fundraising effort. We’re very proud of them and thankful for the support from our customers and the community.’

To donate, visit their Just Giving pages or pop into the store:

Walk Your Socks Off is a campaign from Guide Dogs, which helps people with sight loss step out in confidence. Find out more on the campaign website:

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