Chloe takes on My Santa Run!

 

Inspired by the conversations with members, our Fundraising Manager, Chloe Neilson-Hopkins, took part in the My Santa Run on Sunday 6th December wearing a pair of specialist glasses which simulate the blurred/obstructed vision caused by cataracts.

Joined by husband, Chris, and 3-year-old son, Ned, who jogged, walked, scooted and piggy-backed his way along the 5km route, they have raised over £250 for us so far and turned a few heads along Bognor prom, too!

Chloe said: “Taking on this challenge wearing simulation glasses gave me a small glimpse into how it feels to live with sight loss. While I could see the silhouettes of people, I couldn’t make out features and ran into branches at the start of the route because I just couldn’t work out how close they were. Our sight is so easily taken for granted and I have such admiration for the members I have spoken to who overcome this challenge on a daily basis. Working for the charity I know what a difference £250 will make – thank you to everyone for their support”

Our team have worked throughout the pandemic to continue to support our members, offering emotional support, assistance with using tech devices, advice on eye health and developing online groups to re-connect members online. Our members have kindly described us as ‘a lifeline’ to them, helping them to feel less isolated and remain independent during this time.

Donate to the family’s Just Giving Page here: 

Could you take on the challenge?

Walk, jog or run 5km, anytime throughout December – dressed as Santa!

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