David Clarke, blind Paralympian joins blind veterans in 100k walk

Date
10 February 2014 12:00

David Clarke, blind Paralympian joins ex-service men and women in a 100k walk from London to Brighton, and calls for the public to join.

David Clarke, Britain's most capped blind footballer, is calling on the public to put themselves to the ultimate fitness challenge and sign up for Blind Veterans UK's 100k walk.

David, along with three other Olympic and Paralympic athletes are supporting the 100k walk which takes walkers from Putney in London and ends at our centre in Brighton 24 hours later.

David is not only pledging his support for the charity challenge but  he will also be participating in the walk to raise money for Blind Veterans UK. David, who lit the Paralympic cauldron two years ago at the London 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony, says: "I'm proud to be participating in Blind Veterans UK's 100k London to Brighton Walk from Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd June.

"I'll be joining several of the visually impaired ex-Service men and women supported by Blind Veterans UK on the walk and I am looking forward to raising money for this great charity alongside them.

"Like those supported by Blind Veterans UK, I understand the impact that a visual impairment can have on a person's life - and the drive to make sure that blindness doesn't stop you from aspiring to achieve great things and succeeding at what you love."

Applications are still open for the walk which takes place 21-22 June 2014. If you fancy joining David, secure your place in the #walk100 challenge on our website.

David has his own  Just Giving page where you can sponsor his 100k challenge.