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Team raises cash for Stroke Association

04 July, 2016
Paul Berry, Giles Edmonds, Andrew Pennicott and Karen Sidhu
Fun run team: Paul Berry, Giles Edmonds, Andrew Pennicott and Karen Sidhu

A team of fundraisers from Sutton Coldfield Specsavers has raised more than £650 for the Stroke Association after taking part in a fun run.

Great Midlands Fun Run

Andrew Pennicott, Giles Edmonds, Karen Sidhu and Paul Berry from Specsavers in the Red Rose Centre, swapped their specs for running shoes as they took on the Great Midlands Fun Run. Colleagues from the store also put on a range of activities to boost the team’s fundraising efforts to a total of £660.

‘This year’s Fun Run was a huge success and we’re really proud to have taken part,’ said store director Giles Edmonds. ‘A member of our team sadly lost his father after a stroke earlier this year, so we chose to raise funds for the Stroke Association and are really pleased to have raised so much money for them.

‘The money will help the charity continue its work supporting people who have suffered strokes and we’re really grateful to everybody who has made a donation so far.’

It is thought that around 152,000 strokes are suffered every year in the UK. Stroke Association is the country’s leading charity developing research and providing support to stroke sufferers, as well as campaigning to help people recognise the signs of a stroke. 

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