Alzheimer’s Society has received a donation of more than £2,000 after staff at Specsavers completed the Great Scottish Run half marathon.
The four members of staff from Specsavers in Airdrie and Coatbridge set a target of £1,000 but have successfully doubled their aim with a final fundraising total of £2,156. Retail manager Ewan Grieve, optometrist Claire Wotherspoon, optician Stephen Kirley and dispensing optician Michael Tester all completed the half marathon earlier this month in aid of the national charity.
Ewan said: ‘I’m overwhelmed with the generosity and support of the team, friends, family and customers within the stores in Airdrie and Coatbridge resulting in us raising so much money and awareness for a really important cause.
‘It was the first time for some of us to take part in a half marathon and we all crossed the finish line in under two hours, which is a fantastic achievement. On behalf of the team, I’d like to thank everyone who donated and gave us that extra push.’
Andrew McGonagle, store director at Specsavers Airdrie and Coatbridge, said: ‘I’m delighted for Ewan and the team who have smashed their target for the charity and all completed the course in great time.
‘It’s a superb total for Alzheimer’s Society and we’re proud to have supported them in their training and fundraising.
‘Thank you to everyone who contributed to the team’s total and a special thank you to those who cheered for them on race day.’