The team from Specsavers in Barkingside took on a marathon charity walk through London at night this year – and some brave souls even worked the following day.

Walking through the night

The seven-strong team from the store walked through the night to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The Shine London walk brings together people from across the UK to light up London and fund life-saving research.

A cause close to our hearts

Christina Tomlinson, store director in Barkingside, said: ‘Cancer research is a cause which is really close to our hearts as a store. Two members of our store team have lost close family members to brain tumours in the last 12 months, so we wanted to walk in their memory and also raise some money for a good cause at the same time.'

A committed team

‘I am proud of the whole team, but extremely proud of those who were working on the day after the walk and went straight to work. I know how exhausted I was next day, and am proud of the commitment they showed to both the charity and our customers.’

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