It’s a race against the clock for three Barnstaple optician staff members to raise funds to run this year’s North Devon Marathon in aid of the North Devon Hospice.
On your marks, get specs, go!
Specsavers store director, Jonathan Lloyd and his two fellow colleagues, Pete Sibley and Steph Davey, will need to juggle their rigorous training regimes with fundraising for the charity. They have the full support of their colleagues who will be helping to collect as much as possible up until the event on the Sunday 29 June.
Jonathan Lloyd says: ‘We are all avid runners and we have always wanted to participate in the North Devon Marathon. This year we are celebrating the store’s 25th anniversary along with the hospice celebrating their 30th anniversary, so it seemed like the perfect charity to support. They offer vital support in the local community and we are proud to be supporting them.’
North Devon Hospice
Pete Sibley adds: ‘Other than being exhausted by the training, I’m very excited to be participating in such a prestigious race. I hope to do both the charity and the store proud!’ The North Devon Hospice is a local charity providing specialist care and support to those with a life-threatening illness and to their loved ones, completely free of charge.