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Wellington runner goes the extra mile for charity

27 October, 2016
Wellington runner goes the extra mile for charity

A Wellington runner and Specsavers staff member has raised over £350 for a national cancer charity after taking part in this year’s Great Birmingham Run. 

Store supervisor and trainee dispensing optician, Kelly Green, took on the 13.1 mile run on Sunday 16 October to raise much needed funds for Prostate Cancer UK, a national charity that aims to improve the care of those affected by the disease.

Hard work paid off

‘I’m so pleased that all my training and hard work has paid off, and even more pleased to have raised funds for Prostate Cancer UK,’ Kelly commented. ‘I had a brilliant day; there were so many runners giving their all for great causes. With huge crowds of supporters cheering us on, it really was a fantastic experience.’

Founded in 1996, Prostate Cancer UK is the first national organisation for prostate cancer in the country. The charity aims to improve the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer, increase investment in research and raise awareness. To find out more, visit http://prostatecanceruk.org/. 

Store director Martin Skehan said: ‘We’re all so impressed by Kelly’s hard work and achievement. She is a great fundraiser and a valued member of the team here. Training for this kind of run is no easy task, so we want to wish her congratulations from the whole team.’

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