Fifteen members of staff from Specsavers Cheltenham took part in a charity walk from Cheltenham to Gloucester in fancy dress, raising more than £600 for two charities.

The group started the walk from the store on the High Street, marching ten miles in a variety fancy dress outfits which included Pink Ladies. The money raised will be split between The Vow, a local charity that provides support for bereaved parents, and the Bwengu Projects which helps communities in Malawi.

A word from the walk

‘The weather was nowhere near as bad as the forecast said it would be which was a big relief,’ said PR coordinator, Emily Ashman, who was part of the group. ‘We all had a great time on the walk with lots of fun along the way. We reached Gloucester cathedral at 8 pm and while we were all pretty tired, had a great sense of achievement. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that has sponsored us so far.’

You can still sponsor the team by visiting the store or donating online.

A good cause

The Vow is a charity set up to support bereaved parents and siblings.  The charity is also fundraising to provide essential hospital equipment.

Bwengu Projects is an NGO that works in north Malawi, helping to complete various building projects at local village schools, churches and medical centres. The work also includes providing food at orphan’s care feeding stations, bursary fees for some 300 orphans or needy secondary school children and adult education evening classes.

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