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Solihull lab technician swaps running gear for Father Christmas costume in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Sarah Mason 26th Nov, 2020

A FITNESS fanatic will be swapping his spandex for a Father Christmas costume as he takes to the streets in aid of the elderly.

Darren Laffey, a senior lab technician at Specsavers in Chelmsley Wood will be running five kilometres every day throughout December in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Darren hopes his 96-mile run will raise £1,000 for the charity and so far has raised £750.

He said: “If you can’t dress up as Santa in December, then, when can you?

“I can’t believe how much money I’ve already received – I haven’t even started running yet. I’d like to say a huge thank you to those who have already donated, and I can’t wait to get stuck in and raise vital funds for those affected by dementia.”

Store director at Specsavers Chelmsley Wood, Sukhi Drake, added: “We’re extremely proud of Darren and his fundraising efforts.

“Having a member of the team who goes above and beyond when it comes to helping others is fantastic.

“We’re all hoping he raises a lot of money for the Alzheimer’s Society, and we’ll be supporting him along the way.”

For more or to donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/darren-laffey1

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