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Specsavers in Morley walk miles for charity

21 July, 2016
Staff at Morley Specsavers raising money for charity

The Specsavers team in Morley have raised an impressive amount for St Gemma’s Hospice by taking part in a number of local walks, the distance of which accumulatively equates to walking from Morley to Brighton. 

Successful fundraising

By covering 262 miles, the team have raised £681.50, all of which has been donated to a charity close to many staff member’s hearts, St. Gemma’s Hospice. 15 members of the Specsavers team took part in a number of walks across the Yorkshire region in small groups including Shipley to Leeds and Skipton to Leeds.

Sarah Plumpton, store director at Morley Specsavers, said: 'We initially aimed to collect £500 with our sponsored walks and we’re therefore delighted to surpass this target. We also, in fact, aimed to walk 193 miles which is the distance from Morley to London, but surpassed this and covered 262 miles which would take us right down to Brighton! 

Supportive community

'I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team for taking part and huge thank you to all the people who sponsored us. St Gemma’s Hospice is at the heart of the community and we’re proud to support it at Morley Specsavers.'

St Gemma’s Hospice, in Leeds, is the largest hospice in Yorkshire and one of the largest in England. It provides the best possible care and quality of life for local people with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. It’s a friendly, warm and safe place at the heart of the local community with a large range of expert services to support patients, their families and friends, both in the Hospice and in the community. Care is focussed around the needs of the individual and they are respectful of all beliefs, religions and cultures.

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