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Raising awareness of sight loss one step at a time

The Big Blind Walk took 55 days and over 2.5 million steps to walk

Julian Jackson

The founder of social enterprise VisionBridge, Julian Jackson, has completed a 1089 mile walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats in order to raise awareness of sight loss.

Mr Jackson’s Big Blind Walk took 55 days and over 2.5 million steps to complete, with the aim of promoting the role that eye research plays in the prevention of sight loss and the treatment of eye disease.

Speaking about the importance of eye research, Mr Jackson said: “The Big Blind Walk may be over, but eye research remains an amazing world of discovery, innovation and achievement, persistence and pioneering spirit.”

The Big Blind Walk has raised just under £40,000 so far, which Mr Jackson hopes to double by 1 October with a final target of £350,000 set