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73-year-old England football player encourages Salisbury to ‘March for Veterans’

A 73-year-old England walking football player from Salisbury is to take part in a military charity’s 10 mile fundraising walk this Sunday (March 15), and is encouraging his community to join him.

Jeff Maund, from Amesbury in Salisbury, has spent his life travelling the world as a chef and has always tried to give back to the community that has taken him in. Having spent the end of his career training orphans into the catering industry in Rwanda, he is now an active volunteer in his community.

Jeff will be taking on Blind Veterans UK’s 10 mile funraiding walk ‘March for Veterans’ this Sunday and wants as many people from Salisbury as possible to join him. He says: “I feel very lucky to have lived the life I have. I have nothing but the upmost of respect for those who have served our country to keep us safe but are now living with the daily struggles of sight loss. I’m going to be walking on Sunday and raising money for all those brave souls.

“Just imagine for a minute living without your sight and the struggles that you’d face. Join me on Sunday and let’s raise some much needed cash for those who have given so much for us.”

March for Veterans Salisbury kicks off at 10am on March 15 with the Clarendon Way and Avon Valley Path providing a beautiful route for this fully guided walk across the Salisbury Plains. For more information and to sign up, visit: blindveterans.org.uk/march/salisbury

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, the charity has provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

Blind Veterans UK currently supports more blind veterans than ever before in the charity’s history, but it knows there are many more who still need its support to rebuild their lives following their sight loss. The charity has a dedicated community team in Wiltshire who provide support including training, equipment and social events for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women in the local area.

Notes to Editor

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

Find out more at: blindveterans.org.uk and follow us on Facebook at: facebook.com/blindveteransuk and on Twitter at: twitter.com/blindveterans.

For all media enquiries please contact William Witt PR & Communications Executive 07599 556664 / william.witt@blindveterans.org.uk

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