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Chance to walk for blind veterans charity

Keen long distance walkers are being sought to raise money for the Blind Veterans UK charity.

They are invited to sign up for a 100 kilometre walk from London to Brighton in 24 hours in July while raising money for a great cause.

Blind Veterans UK supports vision-impaired ex-Service men and women and believes no one who has served our country should battle sight loss alone. The money raised from the 100k London to Brighton will enable the charity to support veterans to live independently.

Registration for the 100k, which will kick off in Fulham on July 2, is currently open with a registration fee of £62.50 for the 100km until February 26.For those not wanting to walk the full distance there is also a relay option available for teams of four walking 25k each.

Teams taking part in the relay have a registration fee of £110. The all-inclusive entrance fee for participants includes lunch, dinner and breakfast at three rest stops, snacks and refreshments along the route and a free event t-shirt.

 The London to Brighton 100k challenge is Blind Veterans UK’s biggest annual fundraiser and takes participants from a starting point in south west London, along the banks of the Thames, through countryside paths in Surrey, Sussex and the North and South Downs to the charity’s centre in Ovingdean, Brighton.

Victoria Marshall, Fundraising Events Officer at Blind Veterans UK, said: “This is an exciting challenging event which will allow participants to enjoy the sunrise over the South Downs while raising money for charity. Many of the veterans the charity supports are taking part in the 100k themselves. It is a great opportunity to meet them and hear their inspiring stories.

“All you need to do is train hard and turn up on the day in your free event t-shirt. We will provide lunch, dinner and breakfast at three rest stops along with snacks, refreshments and encouragement!”

To sign up for the Blind Veterans UK 100k, please visit www.blindveterans.org.uk/100k.

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