Popular Welwyn Garden City optician tackles half-marathon for children's charity

PUBLISHED: 16:56 07 November 2017

Andrew Durrant of Welwyn Garden City's Specsavers. Picture credit: WGC Specsavers

Andrew Durrant of Welwyn Garden City's Specsavers. Picture credit: WGC Specsavers

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A popular Welwyn Garden City optician hit the ground running to raise funds for a children's charity.

Andrew Durrant was raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Picture credit: WGC Specsavers.Andrew Durrant was raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Picture credit: WGC Specsavers.

Specsavers’ Andrew Durrant, 58, who has been at the helm of the town’s shop for almost two decades, conquered the Royal Parks series and raised £850 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The store director took on a half-marathon course and had the backing of his colleagues, who set up an in-store fundraising tin in the run up to the race.

Andrew said: “You can’t fail to be moved by the work carried out by Great Ormond Street Hospital and its charity supports everything from research to modernisation at the hospital.

“I was spurred on during my training by the thought of making a difference for the young people under the hospital’s care today and for those who will need their services in the future.

“I’m so grateful for all the support, which has helped me smash my £750 fundraising target.”

The charity aims to enhance Great Ormond Street Hospital’s ability to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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