Lines now open for summer’s toughest walking challenge

21 January 2013 11:00

Lines are now open for the original Blind Veterans UK London to Brighton 100K walk.

If you are either an experienced walker or a recreational stroller who is up for a tough personal challenge, and you want to do something great for yourself and for charity, then look no further - the lines are now open for people to sign up to take part in this year's 100k London to Brighton walk in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

This memorable 24 hour walk in June, which is the charity's biggest fundraiser, 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 and ends at our centre in Ovingdean, Brighton where much deserved food and drink await all.

Lynette Houston has already got her place and is raring to go. She said: "As an ex member of the Armed Forces I have seen firsthand the devastation caused by conflict. Many soldiers affected by bomb blasts in Afghanistan have physical disabilities but some will also have their sight taken from them. Blind Veterans UK works with these blind veterans, as well as those who develop sight problems in later life, to help them live fulfilling, empowered lives after sight loss."

Tracy Stratford, Senior Events Officer at Blind Veterans UK, said: "We are so very grateful to every one of our challengers and we will be here every step of the way to support them. This includes sending our walkers regular updates, extensive event information, fundraising support, training tips and guides, and much needed hot food and drinks on the day.

"The walk is not just a good way of doing something very strenuous and amazing for charity; it also takes place in the sunshine, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country".

The 100K London to Brighton 24 hour walk will take place between Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June 2013. If you would like to take part in the fun and do something amazing for charity, then contact Jackson at Blind Veterans UK for more information by emailing or sign up at

You can support Lynette, mentioned above, at