A veteran of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is calling on members of the public to sign up for a 100km walk to raise money for ex-service personnel who have lost their sight.
Matt Cormack, 26, from Barnet, will complete the trek from London to Brighton to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind ex-service men and women, and wants others to get involved.
Mr Cormack joined the army in 2007, serving in the Royal Logistic Corps for six years in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He said: “My dad was in the Navy and my granddad was a Marine, so I guess military service runs in the family.
“Iraq and Afghanistan were both pretty scary places – you can’t fail to be intimidated by it – but the training kicks in pretty quickly and you just get on with the job.
“It means a lot to me to be supporting Blind Veterans UK – after my experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, I want to make sure that no veteran suffers sight loss alone.”
During his time in the army, Mr Cormack also served in the Queen’s Guard, an experience he describes as “pretty amazing”.
The 100k will start in Putney on Saturday June 21 and finish on Sunday June 22.