Haverfordwest opticians takes on ‘Tough Mudder’ challenge to raise over £500 for local hospice charity

SIX colleagues from Specsavers in Haverfordwest have completed a five kilometre mud run and obstacle course to raise money for a local hospice charity.

The team from the Bridge Street store took on the Tough Mudder challenge to raise some much-needed funds for Paul Sartori Foundation, a charity that provides free, specialised, supportive care and advice to those in the later stages of any life-limiting illness.

They completed the 17 obstacle Tough Mudder course in two hours.

Chris Rosser, optical assistant at Specsavers Haverfordwest, says: “The amazing team at Paul Sartori were a tremendous help when my mum was diagnosed with cancer and I know my colleague, Owain, has friends who have benefitted from the support of Paul Sartori. We were very proud to be able to support them with the Tough Mudder challenge.”

So far, over £550 has been raised by the store and they are hoping to reach their target of £600.

Earlier this year, the team raised more than £600 for the charity by hosting a craft fair and giving customers the option to leave a donation when having their glasses repaired.

Andy Britton, director at Specsavers Haverfordwest, adds: ‘At Specsavers Haverfordwest, we’re really passionate about helping our local community – and this includes charity work. Paul Sartori is a great charity and we’re pleased to have been able to raise some vital funds that we know will make a massive difference to them and the care they are able to provide.’

You can donate to the fundraiser here: https://gofund.me/7dfb47dd.