A local optician at Specsavers Scunthorpe has donned his walking boots and raised over £760 for a national children's charity in a 15-hour walk.
Optical assistant Mikey Corbett completed a dramatic sponsored walk at the beginning of June from Methley, Leeds, and crossed the finish line at Specsavers Scunthorpe the following day.
A Step Closer to Helping Kidscape
All funds raised have been donated to Kidscape, the national charity providing vital advice and training to young people to prevent bullying.
The donation will help Kidscape involve more kids through a variety of campaigns and events while raising awareness of bullying and how to stop it.
Mikey says: ‘I’m so thankful to my family, friends and the general public who have helped me to raise so much money for Kidscape.
'I could feel my feet blistering and my phone was nearly dead. My water had run out and I was in the middle of nowhere when the heavens opened, but it was worth every mile!'
‘There was a lot of emotion. Specsavers staff were there cheering me on and helping get to the finish line which spurred me on.'
Andrew Mortimer, Specsavers Scunthorpe store director, says: ‘It is incredible how well Mikey has done. Considering the conditions he was walking in, it’s outstanding how much he has raised for Kidscape. We’re proud to have him a part of our team at Specsavers.’
Mikey raised money for Kidscape through sponsorship forms in store, his Facebook page and through JustGiving. Anyone interested in donating to Kidscape can visit the website:
To book an appointment at Specsavers Scunthorpe, call 01724 271451 or visit https://www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/scunthorpe