Blind man’s 75 mile charity walk

An 81-year-old blind man will walk 75 miles to celebrate the 75th anniversary of a Blind Veterans UK residential care and training centre.

Terry Walker will take part in the 75 Challenge, to mark the milestone for the centre in Brighton, where he lives.

He will take to the treadmill for his walk, which could take him 150 days to complete, as he currently walks for 15 minutes each day at two miles per hour.

Terry, who served with served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), decided to take part in the 75 mile challenge as he enjoys walking on the treadmill in the centre every morning.

Thousands of veterans travel from across the country to receive life-changing support from Blind Veterans UK. The Ovingdean centre in Brighton has an IT suite, art and craft workshop, gym, swimming pool and other sports and recreation facilities.

Blind Veterans UK is asking people, along with its own members and staff, to get involved in its celebrations by doing 75 things to raise money for the charity.

Anyone can take part in the 75 Challenge, from eating 75 baked beans with a cocktail stick to serving 75 cups of tea. Visit http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/how-you-can-help/fundraise/75/ for more information about the 75th anniversary celebrations.