Fight for Sight Carrots Nightwalk
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Fight for Sight's Carrots Nightwalk

Fight for sight webParalympic swimmer Chris Holmes, MBE, is calling on people all over the UK to sign up to the annual Fight for Sight Carrots Nightwalk.

The event, which sees participants take on either a six or 15 mile route through the streets of London on the night of Friday 21 September 2012, will raise vital funds to help prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

Chris Holmes, who lost his sight at the age of 14 and went on to become Britain’s most successful individual Paralympic swimmer, said: “Finding ways to reduce sight loss in adults and children is a cause that’s particularly close to my heart, and I hope as many people as possible can join me on the start line on Friday 21 September. Together we can raise vital funds to help Fight for Sight dramatically reduce sight loss for all.”

Julian Jackson, Director of Development and Marketing at Fight for Sight, said: “We’re keen to hear from anyone passionate about bringing hope to people living without sight and who would like to join Chris Holmes on our Carrots NightWalk. Our 2011 event raised over £58,000 for eye research, and this year we’re calling on our walkers to go the extra mile to support our work.”

For more information about how to take part in the Fight for Sight Carrots NightWalk, please visit or call 0207 264 3900.

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Fight for Sight funds pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

They currently have a variety of funding opportunities available for eye research. Please visit to find the grant(s) that best suits your needs.

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