255 %
raised of £100 target
by 28 supporters
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Leah Hampton

Leah and Cam's Sponsored ZipWire Slide

We are doing a 700m Zipwire Slide in Chepstow for Nystagmus Network because we want to raise money and awareness.

255 %
raised of £100 target
by 28 supporters

Nystagmus Network

We provide information & fund research to help people affected by nystagmus.

Charity Registration No. 803440


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Leah's story:
I am raising money for Nystagmus Network because I have Nystagmus and it has made a considerable impact on my life - and my impairment isn't as severe as others. Some people find it a lot harder than me to achieve everyday tasks such as crossing the road. Nystagmus is a condition that causes uncontrollable movement of the eyes, and is not widely known about. On the 4th November it is Wobbly Wednesday (Nystagmus Awareness Day) and is a chance to make more people aware of this condition. We are doing the Zipwire on the 14th November (now 23rd Jan due to cancellations because of weather).

Lately, having Nystagmus has really affected me as I have been unsuccessful with driving. This is impacted on my work arrangements, career aspects and general hobbies. Relying on public transport is OK for many things but not when I want to get to places that aren't accessible by public transport. I want to raise money for the charity so researchers can do more to understand this condition, and maybe one day find a way to help. - There is currently nothing to stop Nystagmus as doctors and medical experts don't know enough about it. 
If you would like to read more about the condition use the links below:
~Link to the Nystagmus Network Website:  http://www.nystagmusnet.org/cms/ 
~What is Nystagmus:  http://www.nystagmusnet.org/cms/index.php/nystagmus

The Wire is one of the UK's longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the spectacular NDAC Quarry.
Launch yourself from the 70m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80m deep flooded quarry - Reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
This is the place:  http://www.ndac.co.uk/thewire.htm

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  • Th view from the bottom of the zipwire
  • Us, ready at the top! +2