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Taunton set a personal best for fundraising

27 May, 2016
Specsavers in Taunton run Bristol10k for Cancer Research UK
Taunton and Tiverton running team

The team in Taunton not only smashed their personal best running the Bristol 10k but they have also beaten their £2,000 fundraising target for Cancer Research UK.

Fundraising mission

The Bristol 10k is the latest endeavour in a string of challenges that Taunton staff have been taking on for the charity. The recent Bristol 10k raised £760 towards their 2016 fundraising mission.

The 10k team included an outstanding performance from dispensing optician, Kevin Uren, who crossed the finishing line in an impressive 45 minutes.

Kevin said: ‘The blue skies and warm weather were very welcome on the day and definitely helped my race. I think it’s fair to say it made us all smile when we collected our medals.’

Team effort

Emma Denham, store director at Specsavers in Taunton, says: ‘I’m incredibly proud of the runners for all their hard work, which began with training months before the race before and after work. The 10k has been a significant boost to our fundraising total and it’s lovely to see so many of the staff get involved.'

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