Blind Veterans UK Brighton team prepare for aches and pains in 100k walk

Date
9 January 2014 12:20

A team from Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre have decided to tackle our 100k London to Brighton walk in 2014.

On the 21-22 June 2014 walkers will tackle Summers' biggest trek from London to Brighton in support of Blind Veterans UK. The 100km or 56 mile walk organised by our fundraising team based in London is no mean feat, and involves 24 hours of walking through the night with the finish line located at our Brighton centre for blind veterans.

So far we've had a range of people sign up from the fire and rescue service from Wimbledon fire station, to Great War enthusiasts and veterans who have been helped through their battle with sight loss by Blind Veterans UK.

It's without no surprise that staff from Blind Veterans UK want to get involved too and share the journey with the veterans they support. So, a group of eager individuals work at Blind Veterans UK in Brighton have signed up and are taking the 100km walk in their stride!

This weekend, the team aptly named 'Aches and Pains' have been on a training walk, along with two pet dogs, braving the horrendous weather as they went.

Art and Craft manager Esther Freeman said: "Part of the Brighton 'Aches and Pains' teams after a training walk braving the driving rain and bitter winds yesterday. We only managed 3 miles, and most of us couldn't feel our feet and faces! We need to invest in some proper all weather gear!"

Blind Veterans UK's London to Brighton walk is still open to applications. You can sign up as an individual or as part of a two or four man relay team, walking 50km or 25km each. If you're thinking of signing up why not get a friend to join you like our Brighton staff team have?

To receive an information pack about the walk please email fundraising@blindveterans.org.uk or to sign up go to www.walk100.org.uk/sign-up.