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Blind Veterans Tackle South Downs Trek

Date
8 October 2013 15:55

Find out more about the history of the Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre or to take part in a 75 themed challenge email 75challenges@blindveterans.org.uk.

This week members from Blind Veterans UK are taking part in a 75 mile walk across the South Downs. The trek is significant as it is marking the 75th anniversary of the Brighton building which takes place officially in October of this year. Throughout the year staff, volunteers, members and supporters of Blind Veterans UK have been tackling 75 themed challenges to mark the milestone year.
As of yesterday evening the group had covered nearly 60 of the 75 miles routes of the South Downs Way from Winchester back to the Blind Veterans UK centre in Ovingdean, Brighton. The group have experienced tough conditions so far, with Craig Brindley, Sports and Recreation Instructor saying: 'I think it is fair to say that we have come through every form of weather apart from snow'.

Today is the final day of walking for the group of blind veterans and staff from Blind Veterans UK. The local public is invited to join the group along the last leg of the trek, started 150m south of the roundabout on the A283 before reaching the Steyning by-pass. The group hopes to complete the 75 mile walk at 4pm today and are being fully supported by Craig and Louise Timms, Sports and Recreation Manager.

Find out more about the history of the Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre or to take part in a 75 themed challenge email 75challenges@blindveterans.org.uk.

You can read about more 75th anniversary challenges on the Blind Veterans UK website.