We Did It!
It was a wonderful experience, chatting along the way with fellow Carrots and meeting late night revellers. London at Night has a very different atmosphere; walking down an empty Kings Road, crossing Hyde Park Corner with virtually no traffic and then under the magnificent Marble Arch. Catching the 3am carousers in Trafalgar square, before heading for the City and crossing an illuminated Tower Bridge, looking eerily like a Disneyland Castle. There were some very special moments when you wanted to stand, stare and take it all in, which is probably why it took us nearly 6 hours!
Setting off at 11pm, we were back at base around 5am, having had a few soup and carrot cake breaks during the journey. Incredulously Ruby and Bethany ran the last 100 yards, no blisters for the sisters apparently, then we were all welcomed with a bacon sandwich and presented with a Golden Carrot medal.
Keith was unable to join us, so we are planning a Sunday Afternoon informal walk to the Indian Chattri on the South Downs on 4th November, starting at 1pm from the Patcham Car park.
For photos of the evening, please see the Carrot Walk Facebook Group
If you would like to learn more about the Fight for Sight Charity, please see http://www.fightforsight.org.uk/
Thanks again for all your support
Nikola, Keith, Ruby and Bethany
Update from Ruby: Monday 17th September
It’s now just a matter of days before we head off to London on Friday night to take part in the London Carrots Night Walk, in aid of Fight for Sight. This week is also National Eye Care Week.
I did some sight guiding training with Keith yesterday. It was good time to practice, especially walking with the bustling Sunday afternoon crowds of Brighton North Laines, chatting along the way. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to communicate and guide a deafblind person.
We’re all really looking forward to it and shall be posting some pictures on Twitter as we go!
Please donate to Team Fieldhouse via http://www.justgiving.com/Nikola-Fieldhouse
For the past few weeks, not only have we all been training hard for the fast upcoming Carrots Night Walk, Keith has had the amazing opportunity to be part of the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony! He has been travelling regularly up to London to rehearse for the spectacle which will take place tonight. He hasn’t been able to disclose much about the ceremony, but we do know he’ll be riding tandem with his friend Fiona through the stadium, so keep your eyes peeled for him!
He’s also been careful not to tell us too much about his outfit, which we expect to be very outrageous! He is so excited to take part in what is truly a once in a lifetime experience and we wish him the best of luck. We’ve also all been extremely lucky as to get tickets to the Athletics and Basketball, which are going to be a very exciting and very emotional evenings of sport!
Only 3 ½ weeks to go to the Carrot walk, please support us to raise money for Fight for Sight via http://www.justgiving.com/Nikola-Fieldhouse
With very many thanks, Nikola, Keith, Ruby and Bethany
Friday 21 September 2012, Starts 11pm and finishes 15 miles later
Nikola, with her Daughters Ruby and Bethany and friend Keith, will be taking part in London Carrots Night Walk, raising money for Fight for Sight Charity, Fight for Sight funds pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.
Starting from the Iconic BFI IMAX, down the Southbank, passing by the Globe, HMS Belfast, St Pauls, Tower Bridge, the Gherkin, and many of London’s hidden gems and night time charms, we are sure it will be a night to be remembered.
Much of the challenge for Nikola and Ruby will be sight guiding Keith, particularly over that distance and length of time, providing environmental information of the various street furniture and hazards and perhaps some lively night life and unpredictable situations.
Keith is an experienced fundraiser and runner, raising money for various sight loss charities over the years, including Fight for Sight to support research and treatment with his own son’s eye condition. His own interest in health, well-being and keeping fit, has led him to become a Sports Massage Therapist.
So walking with very sensible shoes and armed with a few bags of carrots to help us on our journey, we hope to have great fun and raise some money to support much needed research and awareness of eye sight conditions and preventable sight loss.
We would love you to join our Team for an unforgettable night, for more information, please contact Nikola at: email@example.com
And if not, please feel free to donate to this pioneering cause via our Just Giving Page:
With very many thanks, Nikola, Ruby, Bethany and Keith.