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Sporting staff go the extra mile

03 July, 2017
Members of staff at Specsavers in Bridgnorth took on two sporting challenges for Prostate Cancer UK
Members of staff at Specsavers in Bridgnorth took on two sporting challenges for Prostate Cancer UK

Members of staff at Specsavers in Bridgnorth have raised £265 for Prostate Cancer UK following two local sporting challenges. 

Encouraging donations

Administrator and dispensing assistant Dannii Gardener encouraged donations from customers and colleagues before taking part in the 22-mile-long Bridgnorth Lions Walk on Monday 29 May with receptionist and dry eye champion Julia Harper.

Continuing the fundraising, Dannii was joined by optometrist Luke Simpson for the Shrewsbury Half Marathon on Sunday 18 June. 

‘I’d like to thank everyone who made a donation and showed support for this fantastic cause,’ Dannii commented. ‘Both challenges were tough, especially with the hot weather we’ve been having, but I have been supported by wonderful colleagues and am delighted to have raised £265 for Prostate Cancer UK.’

Founded in 1996, Prostate Cancer UK aims to improve the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer, raise public awareness of the disease, increase investment in research and stop prostate cancer being a killer. 

Dannii lost her own father, Richard, to prostate cancer in July 2015. 

Valuable charity

‘Prostate Cancer UK really is a brilliant charity and they are doing such valuable work to get people talking,’ Dannii added. ‘Prostate Cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and one in eight will be affected in their lifetime, so raising awareness is vital.’

Teresa Hughes, store director at Specsavers Bridgnorth said: ‘Dannii has done a fantastic job and we’re so pleased that she’s managed to raise this money for Prostate Cancer UK.’

Anyone wishing to donate can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daniella-gardner5.

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