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August 21 2014.

On the 17th of September, three days after his 92nd birthday, Alan Saunders will be taking on Zip World Velocity, the longest, fastest zip line in the world. Over a mile in length, Velocity sees riders fly solo through the skies at over 100mph, 500ft high, experiencing the nearest thrill to flying.

Alan is undertaking this challenge to raise funds and awareness of Blind Veterans UK and he certainly has the guts and determination to do it. He left school at 17 and joined the Royal Marines. He is one of the few to survive the Dieppe Raid in 1942. He joined Blind Veterans UK after he lost his sight as a result of age related macular degeneration and cataracts. 

Blind Veterans UK provides exceptional support, rehabilitation, recreation and welfare to blind veterans, regardless of when they served, or how they lost their sight. The charity is vital to veterans like Alan who wish to remain independent within their own homes and lead fulfilling lives.

Alan has set himself a fundraising target of £1,000, which will be donated to the Blind Veterans UK Centre in Llandudno, where Alan frequently visits for training and respite.

You can support Alan in his challenge in the following ways:

- Make a donation via Just Giving: Share this link via social media and email to your contacts.

- Make a donation via cheque: Please send cheques made payable to Blind Veterans UK to Fundraising, Blind Veterans UK, Queens Road, Llandudno, LL30 1UT, quoting ‘Alan’s Zip Wire Challenge’ along with your name and address.

- Card Payment of for more information:  Tel 01492 864574