Random Acts of Kindness – My Watchfield Opticians Experience

Random Acts of Kindness

As you may know, if you have been reading my blog, 2015 is a big year for me. 2015 is the year that I am going to ride the whole of the Tour de France route, a week before the Greatest Race in the World. Yes, I am going to cycle every one of those 3344 kilometres (2011 miles) of the professional race, over a three week period, just like the pro cyclists do.

Anyway, as part of my efforts to get to the start line in the best shape of my life, I thought that I would treat myself to a new pair of sunglasses. It was actually going to be a reward for achieving one of my February goals. (Folks, incentivised training really does work).

So I dropped into my local opticians, Watchfield Opticians, who have a lovely display of Oakley sunglasses in their window to enquire about the new Oakley Radarlocks. I also explained that I was going to ride the Tour raising money for the William Wates Memorial Trust which helps out disadvantaged children through the medium of sport and art. (If you would like to help out this awesome charity, please follow this link to my charity page). I left my details with them to get back to me with a price for the particular model that I was after.

Oakley Radarlocks

And a couple of days later, I received a call from David Canton, one of the partners at Watchfield Opticians, to say that he would like to provide me with a pair of Oakley Radarlocks in support of my charity efforts, at no cost to myself. I cannot tell you how surprised and delighted I was by the call – a local business going above and beyond awesome levels of customer support.

So I went in to meet with David Canton and decide which Oakley Radarlocks would be best for me. I am really looking forward to picking them up in the next few weeks. And I really do appreciate this Random Act of Kindness from Watchfield Opticians.

Watchfield Opticians


If you have read this, and want to do your own Random Act of Kindness, please donate to my fundraising efforts for the William Wates Memorial Trust.  This link takes you to my charity page.  Your kindness really will make the difference to the lives of young people.

Thanks for reading.