Gold medal-winning Olympic rower Captain Heather Stanning MBE urges public to sign up for 100k walk

14 March 2014 16:05

Gold medal-winning Olympic rower Heather Stanning MBE is calling on the public to tackle Blind Veterans UK's 100k challenge

Gold medal-winning Olympic rower Heather Stanning MBE is among four Olympic and Paralymic athletes who have lent their support to the Blind Veterans UK's 100k walk challenge.

Heather Stanning MBE, who is currently serving as a Captain in the Royal Regiment of Artillery in Afghanistan, says: "I'm supporting Blind Veterans UK's 100k not only as a serving member of the Royal Artillery, but also as an athlete.

The gold medal-winning Olympian adds, "It's comforting to know that Blind Veterans UK will be there for colleagues if they become visually impaired - and that support will be offered whether or not sight loss is because of injuries sustained in the field."

The athletes are supporting the 24-hour London-to-Brighton 100k walk to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision impaired ex-Service men and women.

Places for our 100k Walk, set to kick off in Putney on Saturday 21st June and conclude on Sunday 22nd June, are currently available, with a registration fee of £99 per participant or £120 for a two- or four-man relay team.

The all inclusive entrance fee for participants includes hot food at three rest stops, snacks and refreshments along the route, support from first aiders en route and a free event t-shirt.

The event is Blind Veterans UK's biggest annual fundraiser and takes walkers from a starting point in south London, along the banks of the Thames, through countryside paths in Surrey, Sussex and the North and South Downs to the charity's centre in Brighton. Sign up for the Blind Veterans UK 100k Walk.