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Blind Veterans UK searches for sporty strollers in north Wales to Prom the Proms

Date
1 July 2014 14:14

We are calling all keen walkers in north Wales to take part in a unique experience on Saturday 2nd August, to raise vital funds for blind military veterans.

We challenge you to join the charity on Prom the Proms, a fundraising walk from Barkby Beach, Prestatyn, to the Llandudno Cenotaph.

The walk, which will kick off 10am at Barkby Beach on Saturday 2nd August and is set to be an exceptional experience. Participants will complete sections of the route blindfolded to raise awareness of the work the charity does in supporting veterans who have lost their sight.

Money raised from the walk will go towards supporting ex-Service men and women who are supported at the Blind Veterans UK's centre in Llandudno. This will be the third year Blind Veterans UK have completed Prom the Proms, which raised over £2,000 last year.

Regional Fundraiser Victoria Beech said: "Joining us on Prom the Proms is a great opportunity to walk the beautiful north Welsh coast, while raising money to support those who have served our country.

"Completing sections of the walk blindfolded and with a guide will not only be an incredible achievement - it will also help participants to understand exactly what sight loss means to our veterans."

Blind Veterans UK's Llandudno Centre was opened in September 2011 and since then has been offering support, rehabilitation and training to ex-Service men and women facing life beyond sight loss, ensuring they are able to live independent lives.

The charity has six spaces for members of the public to join Blind Veterans UK staff on the walk. The group will set off at 8am from the Blind Veterans UK centre on Queen's Road, Llandudno. To register, please contact Victoria Beech at victoria.beech@blindveterans.org.uk or on 01492 864 574.