Two members of the Haverfordwest team raised more than £400 for Guide Dogs UK by completing a five-kilometre obstacle challenge.

A ‘ruff’ course

Optometrist Owain Jones, 24, and dispensing manager Gareth Riley, 36, took part in the Tough Mudder endurance challenge in Pembrokeshire.

The pair completed the challenge - which involved traversing 13 obstacles that included muddy scrambles, pyramid climbs and more - in just under two hours.

Guide Dogs UK offers a range of support besides specially-trained dogs. This includes practical and emotional support to families with children who are visually impaired and ensuring children with sight loss are supported at school.

‘A natural choice’

Mr Riley said: ‘Specsavers is proud to be a longstanding supporter of Guide Dogs UK, and given this relationship, it seemed like the natural choice to fundraise for. We see first-hand what a positive impact the charity work has on people’s lives from customers who visit our store and wanted to do something to help towards the great work it does.’

Gareth and Owain raised £415, which equates to 500 days of food for one guide dog puppy.

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