Specsavers assistant presents cheque to EACH after completing 100-mile charity walk

Katy Joly, right, presents the cheque to Karen Newton.

Katy Joly, right, presents the cheque to Karen Newton. - Credit: Archant

EAST Anglia’s Children’s Hospices received a £700 boost from a Wisbech optical assistant who completed a week-long, 100-mile trek along the south coast.

Katy Joly, an assistant at the Specsavers store in Wisbech, raised £700 when she joined walkers to walk from Bournemouth to Exeter earlier this year.

This week she presented a cheque to Karen Newton, from East Anglia’s Children Hospices.

Ms Joly 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 faced and I am pleased that I had the backing from my colleagues in store.”

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Specsavers stores across the region are raising money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, which provides care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions.

Donations can still be made by visiting Specsavers, in Market Place.

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