Katie puts her best foot forward for EACH

Katie Jolly from Wisbech Specsavers has completed a 100 mile charity walk.
Katie Jolly from Wisbech Specsavers has completed a 100 mile charity walk.

A Wisbech optical assistant laced up her walking boots to raise vital funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Katie Jolly, from Specsavers Wisbech, joined a group of walkers for the sponsored week-long, 100 mile trek from Bournemouth to Exeter, which she completed on Saturday 29 June.

Katie said: “I really enjoyed the challenge of the trek and enjoyed raising money for such a worthwhile cause.

“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 backed 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-threatening 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.