Our Rugby branch puts its best foot forward for charity
Post on 29th July 2016
Our staffs at Rugby branch have stepped out of their comfort zone to raise over £500 for charity.
The team of six chose to run 8km for our company’s charity, Alzheimer’s Society, having decided to use the fundraiser as an incentive to get fit.
Sarah Cave, who has managed the Regent Street branch for the past 10 years, said: “Alzheimer’s Society is close to our hearts as a couple of us have lost parents to the brain disease, as well as it being Scrivens’ chosen charity. None of us were runners, so taking on the challenge really did take us out of our natural comfort zone. We were overwhelmed by the level of fundraising support we received from our customers, family and friends and this has given us confidence to carry on and get fit.”
In the past 18 months, Scrivens has raised over £16,000 for Alzheimer’s Society, the leading support and research charity in the UK for people with dementia and those who care for them. Alzheimer’s Society estimates 23 million people have a close friend or family with dementia.
Ray Nash, Senior Regional Corporate Fundraising Executive for Alzheimer’s Society, added: “We are very grateful to Scrivens, including the team at Rugby for all they have done to support the charity and would like to say a big ‘thank you’. This money will be used to continue supporting people affected by dementia in the Rugby area.”
Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care was established in 1938 and has 177 stores in England and Wales, and 1,000 employees. For more information, visit our home page.