A GROUP of friends is set to take on a 10 mile walk in Llandudno for the charity Blind Veterans UK, as part of its March For Veterans campaign.

Dressed in World War One military uniforms they will march shoulder to shoulder in the same way soldiers did when leaving the battle fields, having lost their sight in action. The friends who are based across North Wales will be aiming to raise vital funds and awareness of the work undertaken by the charity to ensure veterans are able to rebuild their lives beyond sight loss.

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Joining them on their quest will be soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh, who will be stepping out ahead of the rest of the group as part of their training. The Royal Welsh is encouraging others to join them in the challenge.

With a number of walks organised up and down the country, the walk taking place in Llandudno will be the perfect opportunity for the public to not only take on a worthwhile challenge but will also give them the opportunity to witness first hand what the charity’s Llandudno Centre provides. They will be able to see the rehabilitation and training, as well as see the safe and secure space veterans use to gain the confidence and skills they need to lead independent and dignified lives.

The 10 mile walk will start at the centre and then goes along the promenade, around the Great Orme and then back to the centre.

With the charity relying solely on donations and funds raised by activities such as the walk, the group is asking to help reach its fundraising target of £1000. To donate visit the just giving page on https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/get-involved/events-calendar/march-for-veterans-wales.