A determined Specsavers employee is preparing to beat the streets of Brighton to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Paul Challis, manager at Specsavers in Stranraer, is limbering up for the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15 April.

The team at the George Street store is supporting Paul in his preparation for the 26.2-mile trek – his first ever marathon – and all money raised through sponsorship and donations will go to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Fantastic work across the UK
Paul said: ‘I’ve never done anything like this before so it’s taking me right out of my comfort zone but I’m really looking forward to the challenge.

‘The RNIB carries out fantastic work all over the UK and having worked in optics for the last 12 years, I’ve seen first-hand just how much the charity does to help people who have been diagnosed with sight loss.

‘I’m very proud to be taking on the challenge and raising money for the RNIB.’

Charity pledge
Specsavers Stranraer store director Elaine Hawthorn says: ‘We’re all rooting for Paul and I’m sure he’ll do very well on the day.

‘The RNIB is a fantastic charity and we’re delighted that he’s chosen to take on his first marathon for the cause.’

Paul is aiming to raise more than £450 for the charity. To generate funds, he has organised a quiz night at The Custom House in Stranraer on 9 March. Tickets are available from the store and from the venue.

The store is also raffling off a voucher for a one-night stay for two at Trump Turnberry to raise money for the cause.

To sponsor Paul, visit his JustGiving page

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