TWO local opticians have put fundraising in focus by raising money for the mental health charity, Mind.
Teams from Specsavers’ sister stores in Chelmsley Wood and Castle Vale are putting one foot in front of the other to walk, run or jog the length of Britain.
Travelling the equivalent walking route from Land’s End to John O’Groats, team members are hoping to collectively cover 918 miles in 30 days.
After their first weekly check-in, the team has already trekked 42 miles and raised £120 of their £500 target as a result.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/castlewood-603miles
“Seeing both stores come together and focus their energy into fundraising for a charity, whose work is so vital in the current climate, is wonderful,” said Sukhi Drake, Specsavers Chelmsley Wood and Castle Vale store director.
“It’s a tough challenge, but with the community’s and each other’s support we’re confident that we’ll be able to nail it!”
Under current government guidance Specsavers stores remain open for eye and hearing needs during lockdown.
In line with NHS recommendations, Specsavers colleagues use personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout the stores, wear face masks and other PPE during tests, and all testing equipment and frames are thoroughly sanitised before and after each use.
All appointments need to be made in advance and there are also be restrictions on the number of customers allowed in store at any one time, strict social distancing rules and, where possible, card instead of cash payments.
Specsavers Chelmsley Wood can be contacted on 0121 329 5510 and Specsavers Castle Vale on 0121 312 4946