A team of rambling opticians from Specsavers in Teignmouth has raised £500 for charity by completing a sponsored 12-hour coastal walk.

Four members of staff walked the 20-mile journey in aid of global sight charity Vision Aid Overseas. The trek, which took them from Brixham to Teignmouth, took place on World Sight Day.

Simon Simmonds, store director said: ‘We wanted to find a fun, challenging way to raise money for Vision Aid Overseas and the walk provided that. The route across Torbay is very hilly but the beautiful scenery and knowing that we were fundraising for a great cause made it worthwhile.

We also had fantastic support from the Torquay, Paignton and Brixham stores who cheered us on and offered support and encouragement.’

Jeremy Jalie of Vision Aid Overseas, says:  ‘We’re immensely grateful to the Specsavers team in Teignmouth for their fantastic contribution and support.  Their hard work on our behalf helps us to transform the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest countries who would otherwise be disabled or disadvantaged by bad vision.’

Specsavers stores nationwide have raised more £250,000 to improve eyecare in Zambia. This has funded the construction of vision centres and training facilities for optometrists and eyecare specialists, in Kabawe, Mansa and Lusaka. 

To donate to Vision Aid Overseas or book an eye examination, visit Specsavers in Teignmouth.