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North London future soldier to take on half marathon for military charity

A man from North London will be taking on a half marathon in support of Blind Veterans UK, the charity that supports blind ex-Service men and women, citing his desire to help those who have served their country as his reason for getting involved.

Tom Norrington, 29 and from Ruislip, will be competing in the Cambridge Half Marathon on March 8, with all money raised going to Blind Veterans UK.

Tom, who has recently returned from teaching English in Vietnam and is now looking to enter the military, says that the cause pulled on his heartstrings:

“I always think it’s important to support those who have served their country and I can only imagine how difficult it is living with sight loss.”

He continues:

“I’m looking to go into the military and I thought that one day it could be me in need of support. I’ve never done fundraising before so I’m looking forward to taking on a challenge and raising money for a great cause at the same time.”

The Cambridge Half Marathon is on March 8 and takes in some of the city’s best sights from the Round Church and King’s College to the Fitzwilliam Museum. General sale tickets are sold out but you can still get a charity place with Blind Veterans UK. For more information visit www.blindveterans.org.uk/cambshalf.

Tom encourages anyone thinking about signing up to just take the plunge. He says:

“What’s there to lose? Cambridge is a beautiful place so it’s a great chance to get out, get fit and see a historic location at the same time. With its famously flat course, it offers a good chance to get a personal best too.”

As it stands, Tom has achieved 40% of his fundraising target. If you would like to help him hit his target, please visit his Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tom-norrington19?utm_campaign=pfp-share&utm_content=Tom-Norrington19&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_source=Facebook

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 North London 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.

William Witt – Regional Marcomms Executive (East) 07599 556664 / william.witt@blindveterans.org.uk 

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