Two members of Specsavers stores in Peterborough and Serpentine Green have been grabbing their running shoes for different challengers this year, and have raised an incredible £1,254 for the Amazon Children’s Ward at Peterborough City Hospital.
Optometrist director Chintu Patel and manager Dan Penniston trained for months for neighbouring city, Milton Keynes’ biggest running event the MK Marathon. Evenings and lunchtimes or training hard to ensure that they would be able to successfully complete the 26-mile-route spread as a challenge across the Bucks county town.
A huge achievement
Dan powered through finishing with a staggering time of 3 hrs 51 min, with Chintu snapping at the store manager’s heel to reach a very impressive 4 hrs and 33 min.
Chintu said: 'This is just one of the fantastic events we have been participating in to raise money and awareness for the awe-inspiring job the Amazon Children’s Ward – an absolutely astonishing organisation who give hope back to the lives of young ones, many of whom live with special, serious of complex needs.
‘Those blisters and cold footbaths worthwhile’
'Seeing the faces of the staff and children when we're able to deliver the prize made all those blisters and cold footbaths worthwhile.'
Specsavers stores in Peterborough and Serpentine Green named the ward their charity of the year at the beginning of 2019 and have since smashed their £1,000 target