Specsavers directors across Essex are joining together to take part in a cross country bike ride and walk to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society as part of Dementia Awareness Week (21-27 May).

The event will take place on Friday 25 May with a team including the Bishops Stortford store’s dispensing optician director Tania Jenkinson and optometrist director Suzanne Challoner.

Walk and cycle for charity

One team will talk 10km while a second cycles 50 miles across the countryside. The group also includes directors from Basildon, Lakeside, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Southend, Clacton-on-Sea, Wickford and Leigh-on-Sea, along with regional relationship manager, Roy Thorogood.

Roy said: ‘This is our second year holding sporting events to raise money for this really worthwhile charity. We are pledging to raise a minimum of £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, who do fantastic work supporting people suffering with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and their loved ones.’

23 million people affected

There are 820,000 people in the UK affected by Dementia and 23million people who have a family member or close friend with the condition. Specsavers stores have dedicated ‘Dementia Friends’ to support customers if and when needed

Donation to the walk and cycle can be made here.

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