Gareth Smith

The Blind Running Man returns

Fundraising for Henshaws
raised of £700 target
by 60 supporters
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RCN 221888
We help people with disabilities to go beyond expectations.


Last year I ran the Great Manchester Run Half Marathon, this year it’s double. I’ve signed on to run the Chester Marathon in October.

In 2015, at the age of 36, I was diagnosed as Severely Sight Impaired (or legally blind) with a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). RP is a gradually progressive condition that primarily affects peripheral and night vision. Unfortunately, the effects can't be reversed or stopped and there is very real possibility that I could go completely blind.

When I was first diagnosed, Henshaws helped me understand my diagnosis and offered support.  Organisations like Henshaws are imperative to the VI community by enabling VI people maintain independence and offering support in any way they can.

Running a marathon is my way of showing that your disability shouldn’t stop you achieving anything you set your mind to

About the charity


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RCN 221888
We help people living with sight loss and other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations. We believe wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support enables people and their families to build skills and develop confidence.

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