Loughborough Specsavers sets eyes on fundraising target

Colleagues from a Loughborough optician had their sights firmly set on a 918 mile walk to raise thousands for Rainbows.

During March, the team of 40 from Specsavers, in Market Street, took on a virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, with each employee contributing in their own way. Some of the team monitored their steps in store; others did extra walks in the evenings. They actually smashed their target completing 1,429 miles raising £1,622.

Nadine Lowe, Retail Director at Specsavers, said: “We chose to walk, run and jog as we were all feeling the effects of staying indoors throughout lockdown. Raising money for Rainbows was the incentive we needed to get outside.”

“We wanted to raise money for Rainbows as such a worthy local cause doing such fantastic work in our community. We have patients, friends and family that are supported by Rainbows and wanted to be able to help.”

Gary Farnfield, Rainbows Community Fundraiser, added: “This was an incredible challenge by the team at Specsavers and we would like to thank them for choosing to support us. By walking miles, they helped to create smiles at Rainbows and every penny they raised, goes towards the vital services we provide to over 300 children, young people and their families.”