Christ’s Hospital CCF Cadets to raise money for Blind Veterans UK with blindfolded 24 mile walk

Date
25 February 2016 10:42

Combined Cadet Force cadets from Christ's Hospital are preparing to walk 24 miles this weekend to raise as much money as possible for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Approximately 75 cadets will be hiking from the Christ's Hospital campus in Horsham to the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Ovingdean on 28 February. Many of the cadets will also be attempting the walk blindfolded in order to appreciate the difficulties blind veterans go through.

The Christ's Hospital CCF cadets have already been training for their charity walk taking it in turns to be blindfolded whilst hiking. They have already beaten their original fundraising target of £1,000 and now aiming to reach their new target of £3,000 for Blind Veterans UK.

One of the cadets, Milo Fletcher aged 15, said: "The training has been an enjoyable and worthwhile experience that prepared me for the actual walk. It gave me the chance to have a go at walking blindfolded before the real event and definitely boosted my confidence and my understanding of how important Blind Veterans UK's work is."

You can still donate to the team online at www.justgiving.com/Christs-HospitalCCF/ or TEXT BVUK94 (followed by donation amount - i.e BVUK94 £5) to 707000.