Paralympic swimmer Chris Holmes, MBE, has announced his support for the annual Fight for Sight Carrots NightWalk.

The event, which sees participants take on either a 6 or 15 mile route through the streets of London on the night of Friday 21 September 2012, will raise vital funds to help prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

Chris Holmes, who lost his sight at the age of 14 and went on to become Britain’s most successful individual Paralympic swimmer, said: “Finding ways to reduce sight loss in adults and children is a cause that’s particularly close to my heart, and I hope as many people as possible can join me on the start line on Friday 21 September. Together we can raise vital funds to help Fight for Sight dramatically reduce sight loss for all.”

Julian Jackson, Director of Development and Marketing at Fight for Sight, said: “The Fight for Sight Carrots NightWalk is a unique event bringing together individuals and professionals who are passionate about bringing hope to people living without sight – and Chris Holmes is an invaluable addition to our team! Our 2011 Carrots NightWalk raised over £58,000 for eye research, and this year we’re calling on our walkers to go the extra mile to support our work.”

For more information on how to take part in the Fight for Sight Carrots NightWalk, please visit www.fightforsight.org.uk/carrots or call 0207 264 3900.

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