The team at Sutton-in-Ashfield Specsavers took part in an extreme mud run on Saturday 6 April to raise £650 for a local hospice.

Inspiring local charity
Seven dynamic members of staff from the store participated in the X-Runner Wild Mud Run at Osmaston Manor on Saturday. It’s the second mud run the team has tackled to raise money for their chosen charity, the John Eastwood Hospice Trust.

Store director, Nigel Davidson, said: ‘It’s important to us that we contribute to the community, and we’re inspired by the John Eastwood Hospice Trust, which does such incredible work locally. Well done to our very brave team for their efforts on Saturday, hot baths were in order.

‘We are so thankful for the continued support of our customers and the community in helping us raise much-needed funds for them.’

Impressive determination
The race challenged runners with five-kilometre laps comprising more than 30 muddy obstacles. The team climbed, swam and struggled together through the hurdles with impressive determination.

‘We had massive fun running through the muddy obstacles. It makes it even better to be raising funds for the hospice,’ said Katie Lewis, an optical assistant and one of the race participants.

The mud run is only part of the store’s fundraising programme, with activities planned throughout the year. The team recently held a Mother’s Day raffle in store.

The John Eastwood Hospice Trust helps to deliver specialised palliative care, aiming to maximise the quality of life for patients and their families.

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