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Gold-medallist Sally Gunnell urges public to sign up for 100k walk

Date
14 March 2014 15:25

Gold-medal winning Olympian and sports personality Sally Gunnell, who is also a patron of British Blind Sport, is urging all to register for Blind Veterans UK's 100k walk.

Four Olympic and Paralympic athletes are calling on the public to put themselves to the ultimate fitness challenge and sign up for Blind Veterans UK's 100k Walk.

Gold medal-winning rower Heather Stanning and partially sighted Paralympic sprinter David Devine have lent their support to the Blind Veterans 100k Walk alongside Gold-medal winning Olympian and sports personality Sally Gunnell, who is also a patron of British Blind Sport.

Sally has said: "As an Olympic athlete and a motivational speaker, I've always been an advocate for events in aid of a great cause.

"Blind Veterans UK's 100k Walk provides a great way for people to challenge themselves, get out there and get fit, while helping those who have served our country and now suffer from sight loss."

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.

We are still accepting registrations for our 100k London to Brighton walk which kicks off in Putney on Saturday 21st June and concludes on Sunday 22nd June. The registration fee of £99 per participant or £120 for a two- or four-man relay team 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 finish at our Brighton centre.

To secure a place, go online and sign up.