Opticians and audiologists in Bedford sweated up a storm with a sponsored run to raise more than £300 for Sport Relief last month.

A team of keen joggers from the store took it in turns to run on a treadmill located in the Harpur Shopping Centre, running a total of 40 miles during the charity event held on 22 March.

Staff members at Specsavers Bedford went a step further by dressing up in sports gear on the day, with each donating £1 to Sport Relief. The store has so far raised a total of £318 and is continuing to collect funds for the good cause.

Meeting the challenge

Rakesh Nanda, store director at Specsavers Bedford, says: ‘The treadmill certainly pushed the team to their limits but it was totally worth it to support such a worthy cause as Sport Relief. We are still collecting donations and are calling on the community to help us hit our target.’

Those looking to donate to the Specsavers Bedford Sport Relief campaign can do so through the store’s fundraising page, which can be found here.

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