Colleagues from the Barrow store have put their best foot forward for ‘Walk Your Socks Off’ to raise vital funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind to help improve the lives of people with visual impairments.

Andrea Wood and Kay Pearson challenged themselves to walk 100,000 steps a week in May in order to raise funds to support Guide Dogs’ life-changing services for people with sight loss.

‘Walk Your Socks Off’ requires those taking part to commit themselves to walking 100,000 steps during a single week in May. The funds raised will allow the charity to help those with a deteriorated sense of sight increase their confidence levels and mobility.

‘Life-changing services’

Guide Dogs for the Blind works to provide life-changing services for those living with sight-deterioration and improve their independence as well as supporting their friends and family. The charity currently supports around 200,000 visually impaired people and aims to reach and support 500,000 by 2023.

Andrea Wood said: ‘We are thrilled to be supporting Guide Dogs for the Blind. At Specsavers, we are all too aware on the impact sight loss has on people’s lives.

‘We are extremely grateful for the generosity that people have shown and want to thank them for having donated.

‘Specsavers has been fantastic with the support we have received across the organisation and the money that we have been able to raise will help Guide Dogs for the Blind continue to deliver the amazing work they do across the UK.’

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