Running for charity

Optometrist took on London Marathon to raise funds for Vision Care for Homeless People

Surbhi Joshi

Optometrist Surbhi Joshi has raised a total of £736 by running the London Marathon in aid of Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) on Sunday (23 April).

The London-based locum took on the 26.2-mile challenge for the first time, completing the course in under five hours.

Ms Joshi decided to take part after volunteering for the charity last year. She said: “I chose to support VCHP because I volunteered for Crisis at Christmas, during which I tested the eyes of many homeless people. It was very apparent that this is a need not just at Christmas, but throughout the year, as VCHP knows. The money that people donate to this charity will be put to good use at its various clinics around the country.”

To sponsor Ms Joshi, visit her fundraising page.