Volunteers sought to man Scaynes Hill checkpoint of Blind Veteran’s 100k walk in June

Nikki Bailey, 44 and from Burgess Hill, is walking the Blind Veteran annual 100k London-to-Brighton challenge in June
Nikki Bailey, 44 and from Burgess Hill, is walking the Blind Veteran annual 100k London-to-Brighton challenge in June

National charity Blind Veterans UK is calling on anyone with time to spare and looking to do something good for charity, to volunteer at its annual London to Brighton fundraising walk over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday June 21 and 22, 2014.

The national charity for blind ex-Service men and women is looking for people to work with its Events team in a range of roles – including as Volunteer Marshals, Checkpoint Chief Marshals, First Aiders and physiotherapists or masseurs.

These roles would be based are in locations along the route, which in Mid Sussex includes Scaynes Hill.

Other locations include Putney, Oaks Park, Godstone, Sharpthorne, Plumpton and Brighton.

No previous experience is required and necessary training and support will be provided.

All volunteers will get a free meal or snacks, depending on where they are based, a free Blind Veterans UK t-shirt, and most importantly, a sense of achievement for helping out with a very extremely worthwhile cause.

Blind Veterans UK supports blind veterans with exceptional emotional and practical support, regardless of when they served or who they lost their sight.

Over 200 people have already signed up to take part in the gruelling trek, which is Blind Veterans UK’s biggest annual fundraising challenge.

The event kicks off in Putney, takes walkers along the banks of the Thames, through countryside paths in Surrey, Sussex and the North and South Downs and ends at the charity’s support and rehabilitation and training centre for its blind veterans, situated in Ovingdean, Brighton.

The charity is keen to highlight that there is still time for others to sign up too and that people are invited to tackle the walk individually, in a relay team of two, completing 50k of the walk each, or in a relay team of four, completing 25k of the route each.

The charity challenges its walkers to complete the route in under 24 hours, which means that the event takes place over an entire weekend with people doing some of the route during the night time.

For more information about volunteering at the 100k walk, go to volunteering page at www.blindveteransblog.org.uk/walk-100k

You can sign up to tackle it too, here