Three Accrington team members saddled up for a 30-mile cycle challenge in aid of VICS, a visually impaired children’s service in the area.

Staff members Gemma Rees-James, Leah Howorth and Sharon Singleton completed the gruelling challenge on Sunday 16 September, raising £430 for the worthy cause.

More about VICS

VICS is a support group based in Accrington which offers support and practical assistance to children and young people with sight loss. It also provides much-needed support to parents and carers.

Colleagues from Specsavers in Accrington have supported VICS for five years and are proud to be raising much-needed money and awareness for the local charity.

A word from the store

Melanie Warren, store manager for Specsavers Accrington, said: ‘VICS is a charity that’s very close to our hearts and we’re extremely proud of our three cyclists for raising such a fine sum to support their ongoing work in our community.’

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