Directors from Specsavers stores across Essex – including Lakeside store director Shakeel Hirani - are asking for sponsorship for their second annual cycling and walking event, raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

‘We hope to raise a minimum of £1,000’

Regional relationship manager Roy Thorogood will be leading the ride and walk, joined by directors from stores in Brentwood, Bishops Stortford, Canvey Island, Clacton-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Wickford, Basildon and Upminster.

Roy said: ‘We hope to raise a minimum of £1,000 for this hugely worthwhile charity. The Alzheimers Society do fantastic work supporting the 820,000 people suffering from dementia and their friends and families.’

Part of Dementia Action Week

The event will be take place on Friday 25 May as part of Dementia Action Week (21-27 May). To donate to the walk and cycle, please click here.

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