Two team members from Specsavers Worcester took on the city’s 10k run to raise funds for a charity which helps support and empower inner-city young people through skiing and snowboarding.

Snow camp

Optical store director Dean Roberts and dispensing optician Annabel Bird from the store completed the race on Sunday 17 September, raising more than £300 for Snow Camp.  

Funds raised from the run will support the £3,000 target set for the Alpine Challenge - a nonstop two-day skiing race across 150km in sub-zero temperatures. Dean will be joined by three other staff members (Alex Kuligowski, Roisin Connolly and Jurgen Dreyer) to carry out this second challenge on 25 -28 January 2018.

‘As a TGI Friday’s restaurant regular I was pretty pleased with my efforts on the run,’ commented Dean. ‘Big thanks to Annabel for supporting me with this first effort and of course all those who have already sponsored us.

Sponsor Dean and the team

‘The Alpine Challenge is a whole other ball game and I know there’s a lot more work to be done in preparing for that icy feat. But the Snow Camp is a great initiative and hopefully plenty of people will get behind the cause and make a pledge to support us.’ 

To find out more, or sponsor Dean and his team mates click here.

Snow-Camp is the UK’s only registered charity using a unique combination of skiing, snowboarding, life-skills sessions and vocational opportunities to support and empower inner-city young people.

Its mission is to empower youth-at-risk to increase their motivation and aspirations, positively challenging their attitudes, developing their life-skills and enabling them to gain accredited qualifications and employment opportunities in the snow sports industry and beyond.

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