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Esther’s 10k challenge
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Esther Coley from Street has recently run her first ever 10k after completing the Glastonbury 10k on 6th May. Esther ran in memory of her grandmother Betty Chant who has recently passed away and raised money for  Somerset Sight because Betty was visually impaired and we had arranged for a volunteer to visit her

‘I chose Somerset Sight because they arranged a volunteer, Christopher, to visit my granny.  He became a friend to her and she really appreciated chatting to him. It has been great running for Somerset Sight and it really made me go for it, despite the heatwave! I’m thrilled to have raised this money for them as Christopher helped my granny so much in her last few months.’

Esther has raised over £400 and is still collecting donations. To support her please go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=EstherColey&pageUrl=1

Somerset Sight supports over 3000 sight impaired people and their families’ right across the county with a wide range of services and activities for every age group

Esther’s granny was referred to the charity’s volunteer visiting service which matches volunteers with a visually impaired person for companionship and practical support.

Next year we will be celebrating our centenary with a series of celebration events and want as many people in the county to get involved.

If you would like to volunteer to support someone visually impaired or do some fundraising for us please call us on 01823 333818 or email us.

 

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