Pocklington opticians raise funds for new heart and blood monitor
Pocklington Specsavers has made a substantial donation to local charity, Sue Ryder – Holme Hall, after cycling 305 miles in support of the recent cycling event to visit the region.
Staff at Pocklington Specsavers were inspired by the world class cycling event that took place in the region and decided to host a cyclethon, where the team took it in turns to cycle the distance of the first leg of the cycling event (190.5km), in order to raise funds for Sue Ryder – Holme Hall. As a result of the team’s fundraising spirit not only did they surpass their target distance, but Holme Hall has now been able to purchase a new heart and blood pressure monitor, worth over £400, with the funds raised by the store.
Turning pedal power into funds for Holme Hall
Robert Winlow, store director at Pocklington Specsavers, explains: ‘We decided to take inspiration and celebrate the region’s biggest cycling event by getting on our bike and turning our pedal power into much needed funds for our chosen charity, Sue Ryder – Holme Hall.
‘It really has been a real team effort and I applaud every one of them for getting into the spirit of the occasion and taking part. We have raised over £400 for the charity, which is fantastic and we’re really pleased to hear the donation is already being put to use.’
David Millican, Head of Support Services at Sue Ryder - Holme Hall comments: ‘We at Holme Hall are thrilled by the support we have again been given by the Specsavers team in Pocklington. The money that has been collected by them so far will buy a much needed piece of medical equipment, which we would otherwise have been unable to afford.’