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Carrots-webIf you’re looking for a fitness challenge, or you or a loved one has been affected by sight loss, please consider participating in the ‘Carrots NightWalk – See London in the Dark 2012’ on 21 September. This fun night-time sponsored walk is Fight for Sight’s flagship fundraising event, helping to raise thousands of pounds for research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

Last year, over 200 participants – many dressed as carrots or sporting orange wigs! - completed the night time walk across London, and this year the charity is looking for over 500 walkers to help raise vital funds to reduce sight loss in adults and children.

Anyone can take part: for the fit and healthy, there’s a 15 mile walk which takes in some of London’s iconic landmarks; and if that sounds too challenging, there’s an equally scenic 6 mile route. Both start and finish at the BFI IMAX near Waterloo.

One of the first people to register for the event was Chris Holmes, Britain’s most successful individual Paralympian swimmer. As he says: “To have so many people walking to raise funds for research to prevent sight loss and to increase the awareness of the importance of eye health is just fantastic.”

Julian Jackson, Director of Development and Marketing at Fight for Sight, adds: “1.8 million people in the UK are currently living with sight loss and, as the population ages, the number of those affected is expected to soar. Through the incredible fundraising efforts of our wonderful walkers and supporters, we will be able to continue to bring hope to millions of people living with visual impairment.”

Sight is the sense that people value the most, yet it’s often taken for granted. By joining Chris Holmes and many others, walkers will take in some of London’s most spectacular night-time sights, reminding themselves and others just how much the ability to see is valued.

All the details, including start times, fundraising tips and registration details can be found at
www.fightforsight.org.uk/carrots or call 020 7264 3900.

 

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