A local opticians has raised more than £1,500 for Cancer Research UK after committing to a 10,000 steps a day challenge for an entire month.

Ten members of staff from across both of the teams at Specsavers in Paisley and Barrhead teamed up to raise the money through the charity’s Walk All Over Cancer challenge.

Each member of the team either put their running shoes on or took a hike to meet the step goal each day, with all ten collectively taking around 3.1 million steps in total for the good cause.

The funds raised by the stores will help support Cancer Research UK’s continued research into cancer treatment and prevention, work to develop new drugs and help them to provide the latest information about treatments and prevention to both health professionals and the public.

Amy Chotai, store director at Specsavers in Paisley, says: “We are incredibly proud of all of the team members who were involved in this incredibly strenuous challenge as it was no small feat. Every step taken is hopefully one that will be able to help save lives and support those affected by cancer.

“I’d also like to extend my thanks to everyone who very kindly donated to our fundraising total by sponsoring our team. It’s through this support and kind generosity that we were collectively able to reach this incredible amount.”