Directors from Specsavers stores across Essex will take part in a county-wide charity bike ride and walk as part of Dementia Action Week (21-17 May), to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, including audiology director of Specsavers in Canvey Island, Matthew Dargie.

Raising money

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

The event will take place on Friday 25 May as part of Dementia Action Week and will also include directors from Brentwood, Basildon Southend, Leigh-on-Sea, Upminster, Bishops Stortford, Lakeside, Wickford and Clacton-on-Sea, along with Essex regional relationship manager, Roy Thorogood.

£1,000 pledge

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.’

Donation to the walk and cycle can be made here 

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