Katie swaps glasses for walking boots

Katie Jolly from Wisbech Specsavers is doing a 100 mile trek in aid of EACH.
Katie Jolly from Wisbech Specsavers is doing a 100 mile trek in aid of EACH.
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An optical assistant is swapping glasses for walking boots to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Katie Jolly, from Specsavers Wisbech, will join a group of walkers for the sponsored week-long, 100 mile trek from Bournemouth to Exeter, starting on Saturday 22 June.

Katie said: “I am really excited to be raising money for such a worthwhile cause and will be ecstatic if I can raise over £500.

“It really is one of the biggest challenges I have faced and I am pleased that I have the backing from my colleagues in store.”

Store director Mike Avery said: “Everyone in store is behind Katie’s fundraising efforts and I encourage everyone to donate a little towards the cause.”

Specsavers stores in and around the region have come together to help the group of hospices which support families and provide care for children and young people with life-threating conditions across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices fundraiser, Mark Loades said: “We are grateful for the generosity of Specsavers stores in the Anglia region and hope that the local community will support Katie’s walk.

“The generous pledge will help us to continue our work and provide care and support to families of children who have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses.”

To make a donation to support Katie’s walk visit Specsavers Wisbech at 9 Market Place, call 01945 428810 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/wisbech