A group of staff members from Specsavers in Durham recently completed the Durham City Run, raising more than £100 for the local charity St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Opticians Dermot, Paul and Elizabeth completed the 10k race, while optical assistants Natalie and Lauren took on the 5k race.

Entering as a team, the group managed to finish in 12th place and raised the fantastic sum for St Cuthbert’s Hospice through sponsorships.

A word from our store director

Store director Dermot Thompson said: ‘I’m really proud of the team and the result we managed to achieve. I would like to thank everyone who kindly donated, not only our family and friends but our generous customers from Specsavers in Durham as well.

‘Being involved with the community is important to us as a store and I am delighted with the amount we’ve managed to raise for such a valuable local charity.’

St Cuthbert’s Hospice is a Durham-based charity aiming to support life-limiting illness sufferers and their families. The Hospice was established in 1988, marking its significant milestone this year – 30 years of an unbreakable commitment to the ones in need.

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