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West Bridgford opticians go the extra mile for Help for Heroes

28 September, 2016
Specsavers West Bridgford staff face a marathon task for Help for Heroes

National armed forces charity, Help for Heroes, is set to benefit as a team of three from Specsavers in West Bridgford take part in the annual Ikano Bank Robin Hood Half Marathon. 

The team will be running the 13.1 mile course on Sunday 25 September with store director, Stephen Rogers being joined by lead optometrist Gurbeer Sivia and contact lens supervisor, Rebecca Hastings.

A great cause

Commenting on the challenge, Stephen said: ‘We’ve been fundraising for Help for Heroes for a few months now; it’s a great charity that we’re delighted to be involved with. We’ve been working really hard to prepare for the half marathon, and the whole team has been really supportive, so we’re excited to get stuck in and raise as much money as we can for such a great cause.’ 

The team is encouraging customers and passers-by to run up the store’s fundraising total, while friends, family and colleagues lend a supportive hand during the trio’s training. The half marathon will take participants on a route through Nottingham’s city centre, ending on the Victoria Embankment.

Marathon task

Help for Heroes provides support for veterans and military personnel through a network of recovery centres, individual financial aid and family help. The charity enables other organisations to help servicemen and women with re-housing and employment, mental health issues and physical rehabilitation. 

Stephen added: ‘We’d like to thank our customers for their continued support, and to encourage people to pop in store and donate to Help for Heroes, as well as wish us luck for our marathon task!’ 

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