Philip Clarke from Bridgnorth Specsavers will be taking part in the Great North Run in Newcastle to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Cool Runnings

Phil, a dispensing optician at Specsavers, 60 High Street, Bridgnorth, will be running the 13.1 mile course on Sunday 13 September. 

Football crazy, football mad

To reach Phil’s target of raising £300 for the RNIB charity, staff from Specsavers stores in Bridgnorth, Walsall, Dudley and Shrewsbury will compete against each other in a charity football competition. Staff from Wellington Specsavers will also be on hand to help out. 

The event will be held at Shrewsbury Football Club on Sunday 26 July at 6.00pm. The five teams will play each other, in short ten minute games, with points awarded for a win and draw. The top two scoring teams will then play each other to be crowned the overall winner.

‘I’m really looking forward to running the marathon,’ says Phil. ‘It’s great to raise money for the RNIB, a charity which means a lot to us at Specsavers. The football match should be a really fun way of fundraising and hopefully lots of people will be there on the day to show their support.’ 

About the charity

The RNIB is a charity which has been helping people with sight loss since 1868, providing practical and emotional support.

How you can help

To make a donation visit or text PJCX82 £2.00 to 70070.

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