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Sponsored fundraisers raise £18,630 for Fight for Sight in 2003

Sponsored fundraisers raise £18,630 for Fight for Sight in 2003

Forty sponsored runners and nine skydivers have raised money for Fight for Sight during 2003.

Seventeen individuals ran the London Flora Marathon, raising over £15,000 between them, including Keith Turner from Brighton. Keith is blind and ran the marathon with the help of guide Duncan Blackburn. They raised £4,300 themselves.

Another nine runners raised £900 in the Flora Light Challenge for Women, on 14 September 2003, and the Belfast Marathon attracted a team from Specsavers, who raised £770. The British 10K Road Race in July had ten runners, raising almost £1,000.

Meanwhile nine people chose to skydive for Fight for Sight, raising a total of £960 for the charity.

Julie Buckler, Chief Executive for Fight for Sight, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled with the amount our sporty supporters have raised.”



Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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