A man from Llandudno is walking 140 miles around the Anglesey coastline to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.
James Singleton, who is 26 years old, lives near to the Blind Veterans UK Centre of Wellbeing in Llandudno and always knew that if he took on a challenge for charity it would be in support of Blind Veterans UK.
Having set off from his home address on Sunday September 4, James is hoping to have completed the entire coastal path within nine days.
“Earlier this year I was sat in a local pub with my dad and there was a blind veteran sat beside us who was staying at the charity’s centre in the town. He told us his story, what he had been through, and how Blind Veterans UK had helped him.
“I was mesmerised and knew right then that I would take on a challenge to raise money for the charity, to show them my support, and to help them to provide rehabilitation to even more veterans.
“My workplace, Briggs Equipment, has offered to not only match my fundraising but to triple it which is incredible and will make such a huge difference to many lives.
“I am on day three of my challenge and have covered around 70 miles, tiredness is kicking in and the blisters are beginning to show but knowing I am raising money for such a fantastic charity is keeping me going. I don’t want to let anyone down.”
James has already raised £800 for Blind Veterans UK, if you would like to support James in raising even more money please visit his Just Giving page here: justgiving.com/jamessingleton28
If you are inspired by James and would like to take on a challenge for Blind Veterans UK, visit their website: blindveterans.org.uk/fundraise
Blind Veterans UK supports thousands of blind veterans across the country, but knows there are many thousands more who still need its support to rebuild their lives after sight loss.
If you, or someone you know, served in the Armed Forces, including National Service, and are now struggling with sight loss, then please get in touch. Call 0800 389 7979 or visit blindveterans.org.uk/support