Staff from a local opticians held a superhero day to celebrate the great achievement of Tamworth’s very own hero, Barry Large, who recently ran from London to Brighton for charity.

A great challenge 

Barry, the husband of Specsavers Tamworth store director, Lisa Large, completed the 100km route in extremely challenging conditions. Having raised £2,000 for the Carter the Brave charity appeal, which supports Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the dedicated team continue his fundraising efforts.

On Saturday 2 June, members of staff at Specsavers in The Ankerside Centre ditched their uniforms for the day and came to work in superhero gear. As well as dressing up, they ran kids’ clinics all day and offered specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for donations.

Great effort

They raised £153 on the day bringing their total so far this year to an impressive £744. The team is hoping to reach £2,000 before the end of the year.

A word from the store director

‘I’m so proud of Barry,’ said Lisa. ‘This was a fun way of showing how grateful we are as a store for his support in helping us raise money for Carter the Brave, a cause very close to our hearts.

‘We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved and those that made a donation. The support from the local community is always brilliant in Tamworth and we look forward to more fundraising in the future.’ 

Birmingham Children's Hospital has offered the very best specialist care for sick children for more than 150 years. It is the charity’s mission to raise the vital funds needed to make a real difference to patients and families. 

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