Cadets’ 13-mile walk for blind servicemen

Reiss Annas and Ambar Holt and members of Blackpool Air Cadets sponsored  walk as a way of raising awareness about Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind ex-Service men and women.

Reiss Annas and Ambar Holt and members of Blackpool Air Cadets sponsored walk as a way of raising awareness about Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind ex-Service men and women.

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A 13-mile walk helped raise money and awareness of a charity for blind veterans.

Around 30 air cadets walked along the Promenade and back again, aided by some of the donkeys on Blackpool’s beach.

Along the way they spoke to holidaymakers and shoppers about Blind Veterans UK – a national charity for ex-service men and women who have failing sight, whether it’s from an injury or age-related.

Some of the cadets walked with blindfolds on for part of Saturday’s event, and others wore blacked-out goggles.

Andy Nixon, squadron leader at Blackpool Airport, said: “It was a good event, and we were all really pleased with the response of people along the Promenade who stopped to speak to us and put money in our buckets.”

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