Support Worker Anne walks 105 miles on cruise ship Britannia in #MarchForVeterans

One of our Community Support Workers in Warwickshire took on the challenge of walking over 100 miles over two weeks on board P&O Cruises flagship Britannia, as it sailed through the Caribbean and across the Atlantic back to Southampton.

Anne, 59-years-old and from Rugby, tracks her steps with a wearable device and knew how big a challenge it was going to be. But after two weeks on board the cruise ship, she smashed her target by walking 105 miles and raising a whopping £424.

“I average around 50 miles per month so to do double that in two weeks is going to be tough. However when I read about the ship and its sheer size, I realised that I’d be able to hit my goal, while travelling through one of the most picturesque regions on the planet.”

Anne challenged herself as she enters her 60th year and wanted to raise awareness of the work we do to transform the lives of vision-impaired ex-Service men and women across the UK.

She says: “I’ve seen first-hand how Blind Veterans UK changes lives and wanted to raise awareness by taking on a challenge. I thought what better time as I enter the 60th year of my life. I’m in awe of people that do challenges for great causes and love walking so saw it as a great opportunity.”

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“We’re absolutely delighted that Anne has chosen to do her 100 miles on board Britannia. With 15 passenger decks, a fully equipped gym and plenty of exploring ashore, there will be lots of opportunity for her to achieve the 100 miles!”
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow

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