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Opticians’ marathon effort for North Devon Hospice

PUBLISHED: 09:28 25 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:28 25 June 2014

Specsavers Barnstaple's marathon runners, Jonathan Lloyd (L) and Pete Sibley (R)

Specsavers Barnstaple's marathon runners, Jonathan Lloyd (L) and Pete Sibley (R)

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Specsavers Barnstaple trio ‘excited’ to take on North Devon Marathon

IT’S a race against the clock for three Barnstaple optician staff members to raise funds to run this year’s North Devon Marathon in aid of the North Devon Hospice.

Specsavers store director, Jonathan Lloyd and his colleagues Pete Sibley and Steph Davey are currently juggling rigorous training regimes with fundraising for the charity as they count down to the race on June 29.

“We are all avid runners and we have always wanted to participate in the North Devon Marathon,” said Jonathon.

“This year we are celebrating the store’s 25th anniversary along with the hospice celebrating their 30th anniversary, so it seemed like the perfect charity to support. They offer vital support in the local community and we are proud to be supporting them.”

Pete added: “Other than being exhausted by the training, I’m very excited to be participating in such a prestigious race. I hope to do both the charity and the store proud!”

To sponsor the team visit the Specsavers store in Gammon Lane, call 01271 373233, or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/barnstaple.

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