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Berwick team sets sights on running challenge

10 October, 2017
Great North runners Holly and Lauren from Specsavers in Berwick
Great North runners Holly and Lauren from Specsavers in Berwick

A team from Specsavers in Berwick pounded the streets of Tyneside in a marathon effort to raise cash for charity.

Optical assistants Fiona Scott and Lauren Hogg, and audiologist Holly Freebairn took part in the Great North Run and raised £900 for a good cause.

The money raised will go to HospiceCare, North Northumberland’s only local hospice, providing personalised care and support for patients, carers and families. It has a dedicated team of health care assistants who have all the necessary skills and knowledge to care and support patients, carers and families in their own home, working in partnership with other health and social care providers.

A word from the store director

Store director Craig Bell said: 'We are all immensely proud of Holly, Lauren and Fiona. The Great North Run is a tremendous challenge on the day and calls for months of dedicated training and real commitment to prepare. They did it for an extremely good cause, HospiceCare is a valued and respected organisation and deserves all the help and support it can get.' 

The half marathon is a gruelling challenge but Fiona took it in her stride, adding it to her other physical fundraising feats this year. In the spring she cycled 120 miles up the Tweed and ran the London Marathon to raise cash for Vision Aid Overseas.

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