A team of hardy Chichester opticians has raised an incredible £1,350 for charity by completing the punishing Wolf Run last month.
Over the target!
Staff from Specsavers Chichester overcame inclement weather, muddy conditions and other obstacles to finish the demanding 10k race, which took place in Pippingford Park, East Sussex on 29 April.
The group of 11 runners was able to smash their fundraising target of £1,000 thanks to generous donations from fellow colleagues and customers, with all proceeds going directly to the Encephalitis Society.
Specsavers Chichester chose to support the charity as the twin brother of one of the runners – Helen Billinghurst – was struck down with encephalitis on Christmas Day and is still being treated in hospital.
Kerry Downing, optical assistant at Specsavers Chichester, says: ‘The team was feeling pretty battered and bruised after the Wolf Run but it was worth it to raise so much money for a worthy cause. There was an incredible team spirit and we really enjoyed the day – despite the cold weather!’
Mohammed Said, store director at Specsavers Chichester, says: ‘We’re incredibly proud of what the team have achieved and also wanted to thank everyone who supported their efforts, whether it was cheering on the runners during the Wolf Run or donating so generously to the Encephalitis Society.’