A team of three from Specsavers in Bridgnorth took on the Shrewsbury 10k on Sunday 22 July to raise funds for charity.
Operations manager, Steven Downton and store administrator, Daniella Gardner from Specsavers in Bridgnorth ran the uphill route in just over an hour and optometrist Luke Simpson completed the race in an impressive 42 minutes.
Daniella continued her ongoing support for Prostate Cancer UK and has raised nearly £450 so far. ‘The weather was perfect,’ said Dannii. ‘It wasn’t too hot, to begin with, but we certainly warmed up as we ran. Race day marked the three-year anniversary of my father passing from prostate cancer, so this was a very special day for me and a cause close to my heart.’
A word from the store director
Store director at Specsavers Bridgnorth, Teresa Hughes, said: ‘We’re incredibly proud of our staff here in Bridgnorth for going above and beyond with their fundraising efforts. It’s inspiring to see the dedication to charity work reflected in our team.
‘Our store is such a big part of the community,’ continued Teresa. ‘With Daniella’s personal link to the charity she has chosen to support, it’s encouraging to see so many local people get behind her. You can still donate here. We’d like to thank everyone once again for their generous donations.’
Starting in the market town’s High Street, the route took participants through Shrewsbury’s residential areas, river crossings and parks and finish in the town centre.
Founded in 1996, Prostate Cancer UK funds scientific research to stop men dying from prostate cancer. For the next ten years, the charity plans to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support.