Audiology director of Specsavers in Wickford, Matthew Dargie is just one of many directors across Specsavers stores in Essex, who will take part in a sponsored cycle and walk for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Cycling and walking to make a difference

The event will take place on Friday 25 May as part of Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) and will also include directors from Leigh-on-Sea, Brentwood, Basildon, Canvey Island, Upminster, Bishops Stortford, Lakeside, Southend and Clacton-on-Sea, along with Essex regional relationship manager, Roy Thorogood.

Roy said: ‘This is our second year holding sporting events to raise money for this really worthwhile charity. We are pledging to raise a minimum of £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, who do fantastic work supporting people suffering with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and their loved ones.’

Supporting a fantastic cause

Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK and around 23 million people in the UK have a close friend or family member with dementia. Many Specsavers stores have staff members who are trained ‘Dementia Friends’, dedicated to supporting their customers.

If you would like to donate to this fantastic cause and support or walkers and cyclists, please click here.

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