£9,200 raised for Blind Veterans UK through 466 mile cycle ride

20 November 2012 12:37

We’d like to say congratulations and thank you to thirteen cyclists from Sutten Valence Sixth Form in Maidstone, Kent who raised a phenomenal £9,200 for Blind Veterans UK!

The group from Sutten Valence Sixth Form took part in an intensive week long cycle challenge which started in North Foreland and finished in Land's End.

The cycle challenge was organised with the help of Blind Veterans UK in association with our Cadet and Youth Challenge. The competition asks competitiors to complete a 13.1 mile distance in whichever way they choose. The determined group took on torrental rains and floods and some days schorching sunshine during the challenge but were delighted to have raised crucial funds for Blind Veterans UK and even had a guided tour of our Brighton centre.

Photo of blind veteran Simon Brown with students and staff from Sutton Valence Sixth Form who raised money for the charity

Anna Kane from Sutton Valence School said; "We had managed to double our original target with a new total of over £9,200 for Blind Veterans UK. The sense of achievement that everyone felt on arrival at Land's End was incredible, and we will all hold the memories throughout our lives."

Simon Brown of Blind Veterans UK visited Sutton Valence School to thank them for their incredible contribution and award all participants with certificates and medals. As well as being our Memberships Officer and motivational speaker, Simon is also one of our members.

Simon said: "Blind Veterans UK is extremely grateful for the fantastic support shown by the participants from Sutton Valence School. They have shown real dedication and commitment, and their hard work will really help us to raise awareness about the charity."