Blind Veterans 100k Yorkshire Walk – Sponsored by Tayna! 2

We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring a team from Blind Veterans, Llandudno who are taking on an incredible 100km walk around Yorkshire, in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

To support the team through their gruelling challenge, we have supplied them with gear that will hopefully help them throughout the trek including Wet Weather gear and Insulating clothing.

The walk follows a circular route, starting in Darley, before passing Brimham Rocks and Ripley Castle then looping South of Harrogate and back around to the start point. The team will be trekking all day and night through challenging terrain for over 24 hours to complete the route, starting early on Saturday 17th June and finishing the next day.

The team have been training and completing practice walks around Ripley & Knaresborough recently where the gear we provided has already come in handy, thanks to miserable weather and conditions.

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Here is an overview of the 100km (62 Miles!) route they will taking (Click the image to see an interactive map):

For more information on the walk itself click here: https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/what-you-can-do/events-calendar/100k-yorkshire/

The aim of the walk is to of course raise money for Blind Veterans UK who help ex-service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives through a range of services such as Rehabilitation, Training, Sports & Recreation, Activities (from IT training to Archery) and Clubs & Societies.

They provide specialist practical and emotional support to over 6000 blind veterans, family members and carers throughout the UK and have been doing so since 1915, formerly known as St Dunstan’s. They give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life.

For any more information about the Charity or to make a donation to this very worthy cause visit their website at https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/

 

2 thoughts on “Blind Veterans 100k Yorkshire Walk – Sponsored by Tayna!

  1. Reply Reg Phenna Mar 10,2017 7:07 pm

    Silly question but are the walkers blind?
    Either way, that’s a good distance to walk over that terrain.

  2. Reply Jo Mar 14,2017 4:34 pm

    The walkers are indeed blind, and have a one to one guide who describes their route as they go. Very brave!

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