Our Dispensing Optician Usman Patel has raised over £300 for the East Lancashire Hospice following a charity run.
Usman ran the East Lancashire Hospice 10K in aid of the charity organisation, raising £330 which will help the hospice to provide specialist palliative care to patients with a life-limiting illness, whilst also supporting their families.
Completing the run in just over 51 minutes, Usman was amongst over 400 fellow fundraisers who also took part in the 10k, first held in 2012, which has raised over £84,000 for the hospice in the last six years alone.
Usman’s contribution is one of many fundraising efforts that Tyrrells and Embery participate in for East Lancashire Hospice, as the practice also takes part in the charity’s annual Corporate Challenge, which encourages businesses to compete to raise the most money across a calendar year.
Speaking about his fundraising, Usman said: “The East Lancashire Hospice are so important to our local community and beyond, I think we all know someone who has benefitted from their care and dedication.
“They can never do enough for everyone who walks through their doors, so taking part in this run and raising money for them is the least we could do to support them.
“We’d like to think we’re a community-focused practice at Tyrrells and Embery so, along with the Corporate Challenge, we hope to continue to support them whenever and wherever we can.”
Jennifer Quinn, Fundraising Lead at East Lancashire Hospice said: “We were absolutely delighted when Ozy signed up for our 10k. All the team at Tyrrells & Embery are such great supporters of the hospice and we really appreciate all their continuing support.
“We were not only impressed with Ozy’s time in the 10k but the amount he raised too. We really love working with local businesses and Tyrrells and Embery are great examples of a community minded, generous and socially engaged business. We are very proud to have their support.”