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Royton store manager completes charity walk

06 July, 2015
Specsavers Royton store manager Becky Inman and her friends at the finish line
Royton store manager Becky Inman (right) and her friends at the finish line

The manager of Specsavers in Royton has taken part in a 45 mile walk from Rochdale Town Hall to Blackpool Tower with a group of friends to raise £2,000 for child cancer charities.

Becky Inman completed the challenge  in aid of Children with Cancer UK and the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.

16 hour trek

Becky and ten friends started the walk at midnight on Friday 19th June and arrived at the Blackpool Tower at 6.30pm on Saturday 21st June.

The group decided to arrange the sponsored walk after three year old Lucas Devaney, the son of a friend, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in March this year. He is currently having chemotherapy as well as other medication to help him beat the disease and get his life back to normal.

A tough challenge

Commenting after completing the walk, Becky said: 'It was a tough challenge but we’re all really glad that we did it and knowing that we’ve raised so much money to help children with cancer kept us going.

On behalf of all of us I'd like to thank the Specsavers team in Royton for their support and everyone who has donated to the cause.'

Rod Fullalove, the Specsavers store director in Royton, said: 'Myself and the rest of the team at Specsavers in Royton are really proud of Becky and her friends. Their determination and selflessness has helped raise much needed funds for a very worthy cause.'

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