Brighton best buddies encourage community to ‘March for Veterans’
Two teammates from the Saltdean Tigers are to become the youngest participants in a 10-mile fundraising walk and are encouraging their community to sign up and join them.
Jesse and Reuben, both 7-years-old and from Saltdean, will be taking part in Blind Veterans UK’s ‘March for Veterans’ walk along the Brighton seafront.
The year 2 pupils are following in the footsteps of Jesse’s older brother Seb, who took part in last year’s walk, raising over £700 for Blind Veterans UK.
Jesse says: “I’ve seen the amazing work the charity does through my dad’s job so it’s a great feeling to be doing something to help them. I’m going all out to beat my older brother’s time and I’m sure I’ll do it!”
Reuben says: “We’re both super excited to take part in our first fundraising walk and raise money for a good cause. Come join us on March 28 and try and beat us to the finish line!”
Jesse’s dad, Dan Skinner, Facilities Lead at Blind Veterans UK, says: “It’s great to see Jesse and Reuben take on a challenge for charity and give something back to the community at such a young age. Safe to say I’m very proud of them.”
The boys have so far raised around a quarter of their fundraising target. To help them hit their target and support isolated blind veterans living with sight loss, please click here and leave a donation.
March for Veterans in Brighton kicks off at 10am in March 28 with the exciting ten mile route hugging the Brighton coastline before finishing up at Blind Veterans UK's iconic rehabilitation centre. You can still join Jesse and Reuben at Brighton March for Veterans.
If you're not in Brighton, but like the sound of taking on a 10-mile walk in March to support Blind Veterans UK we have 13 other events around the country. There's bound to be one near you.