Audiology director at Specsavers in Basildon, Matt Dargie is one of a group of directors from Specsavers stores in Essex who will take part in a sponsored cycle and walk across the county.

Sponsored walk and bike ride

The team will be walking and bike-riding on Friday 25 May to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society as part of Dementia Action Week (21-27 May). Other directors involved are from stores in Southend, Leigh-on-Sea, Brentwood, Upminster, Bishops Stortford, Thurrock-Lakeside, Wickford, Clacton-on-Sea and Canvey Island. Joining them is regional relationship manager Roy Thorogood.

23 million touched by dementia

Roy said: ‘Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK directly, while 23 million people have a close friend of family member suffering from the condition. This is our second year holding sporting events to support this fantastic cause.’

Roy and the team hope to raise a minimum if £1,000 for the charity. To donate the walk and cycle, please click here

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