Sylwia from Hertfordshire will be walking 10 miles on 30 March to raise money for isolated blind veterans, and is calling on the people of Hertfordshire to join her

28 Feb 2019 15:47
Sylwia from Hertfordshire prepares for March for Veterans London

The walk, which will take participants through four of London’s beautiful Royal Parks, forms part of ‘March for Veterans’, a month we have dedicated to supporting isolated blind veterans with a variety of fundraising activities.

There are five 10 mile walks taking place across the UK as well as a 100 mile virtual walk which continues throughout the month.

Sylwia, a 45-year-old Management Accountant from Watford, first got involved with the charity when she applied to become a Home Visitor Volunteer.

“My grandfather fought in World War 2 and was blind in one eye. I miss my grandparents terribly and so when I saw an opportunity to help out an elderly blind veteran in my community I jumped at the chance. It was through volunteering that I saw the amazing work Blind Veterans UK do in transforming lives in my community and I wanted to get involved and help raise some money. I’m in the initial stages of getting fit and so a 10 mile walk seemed like a great challenge for a beginner like myself.”

Sylwia is encouraging others to join her by doing the 10 mile walk or going all out and taking on the 100 miles in the month of March:

“If there’s anyone else out there who’s looking to complete their first challenge then come join me on March 30. You can get fit and raise some money for an amazing cause at the same time. Or if you’re feeling ambitious go for the 100 miles, just know that I won’t be joining you!”

“Whether you see the walk as a personal challenge or prefer for the family to all join in too, it’s a great opportunity to get outdoors and do something with the rest of the community while raising money for charity.”
Paul Lawless, Head of Community Engagement
Visit Sylwia’s fundraising page here

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