A team of keen runners from Specsavers Chichester opticians is taking on the gruelling Wolf Run this month to help raise money for the Encephalitis Society.

Staff from the store will brave the 10k run taking place in Pippingford Park, East Sussex on 29 April. They will be pushed to their limits through a combination of three kinds of off-road running – trail runs, mud runs and obstacle runs – across woodland, open ground and lakes.

Toughing it out

The group have been training hard for the event and are taking part in weekly runs in preparation of the challenge ahead.

Kerry Downing, optical assistant at Specsavers Chichester, says: ‘There are 11 of us from the store doing the Wolf Run and we range from two that have run marathons in the past to complete novices who have never run before.

‘We have decided to do it for the Encephalitis Society as the twin brother of one of our runners, Helen (Billinghurst), was struck down with this on Christmas Day and remains in hospital.’

Bishoy Salib, store director at Specsavers Chichester, says: ‘We’re really proud of our team for agreeing to take on the Wolf Run challenge and help raise vital funds for the Encephalitis Society, and we look to cheering them all the way to the finish line.’

Show your support

Those interested in supporting the Encephalitis Society can do so by donating at the JustGiving page located here, or by texting ‘donate WRUN76’ along with their donation amount to 70070.

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