Three members of staff from Specsavers in Burton on Trent have walked an impressive 1 million steps throughout the month of May after taking the latest Guide Dogs fundraising challenge to another level.

The Walk Your Socks Off initiative encouraged people to walk 100,000 steps in one week to raise funds and awareness for Guide Dogs. The team from Specsavers on the High Street, however, decided to go all out and commit to 100,000 steps each week for the entire month of May.

Dispensing opticians, Natalie Perriment and Alison Perry and dispensing assistant, Victoria Price from the High Street store, have reached an impressive total of more than 1 million steps.

A huge help

‘We all love walking, so we were keen to get involved in the challenge,’ said Natalie. ‘Just £95 could buy a training school kit for one guide dog trainer, which is a small price to pay for something that makes a huge difference to someone’s life.’

Having raised more than £300 so far, the trio is keen to reach their £500 target. To help support people living with sight loss, pop into Specsavers at 176 High Street, Burton to make a donation. 

Store director, Linda Joyce, added: ‘It’s great to see our team members throwing all their efforts into this fundraising. To reach 1 million steps between them in one month is amazing! We’re very proud of them and thankful for the support of our local community.’

Guide Dogs launched Walk Your Socks Off to help people with sight loss step out in confidence. For more information about the campaign

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