Carrots Night Walk
Raising Research Funds for Glaucoma
Sep 20 2013
If you are looking for a fitness challenge, or you or a loved one has been affected by glaucoma, join one of this year's 'Carrots NightWalks'. For the first time, this fantastic event will take place in Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow as well as in London, with all four NightWalks taking place at the same time on the same night: Friday 20 September 2013.
These fun night-time sponsored walks are 'flagship fundraising events', helping to raise thousands of pounds for research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.
Last year, over 400 participants – many dresses as carrots or sporting orange wigs! – raised over £150,000 for eye research, with £15,000 being devoted to glaucoma research as part of the partnership between Fight for Sight and the International Glaucoma Association. This year, the IGA is looking for a total of 35 walkers (five each in Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow and twenty in London) with the intention of raising even more for vital glaucoma research.
Anyone can be a Carrots NightWalker: for those wanting a real challenge, there's a 15 mile walk which takes in each city's iconic landmarks; and if that sounds too challenging, there's an equally scenic 6 mile route which has proved popular with families.
The Carrots NightWalks are a wonderful opportunity for our members and friends to raise funds for glaucoma research and through this partnership with Fight for Sight we are able to double the effectiveness of the funds raised. I hope that as many as possible will walk on the 20th September and that, if you can't walk, you will support the efforts and sore feet of our walkers by sponsoring their efforts.
Chris Holmes, Britain's most successful individual Paralympian swimmer supports Carrots NightWalks: "To have so many people walking to raise funds for research to prevent sight loss and increase the awareness of the importance of eye health is just fantastic".
Sight is the sense that people value the most, yet it's often taken for granted. Walkers will take oin some of Britain's most spectacular night-time sights, reminding themselves and other just how much the ability to see is valued.
Registration is free as a walker supporting the IGA, however we ask you to do your best to raise a minimum of £150.
To download a registration form click here
Active & Health – Walking