Charity appeals for marathon runners

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WITH the MK Marathon just around the corner, a local charity is urging athletes to run in their name.

VICTA is a not-for-profit organisation based in Woolstone who support visually impaired children and young people by providing funding for equipment such as specially adapted laptops, Braillers, and sensory toys.

They also provide activity breaks for young people, an annual family weekend and youth weekends. VICTA receives no government funding and their sole income is derived from fundraising, primarily through the London Marathon.

And ahead of the first ever MK Marathon, VICTA have secured 25 places for runners to take part in their name.

Tracie Tappenden, Director of VICTA said: “It is with thanks to our wonderful runners that we are able to provide the services needed by blind children, without you, we couldn’t make a difference to their lives, allowing them to become independent members of society.”

If you’re interested in running for VICTA, call 01908 240831 or email