Student Chris Vaughan puts his best foot forward to raise money for RP Fighting Blindness

The Huddersfield New College student has already raised £2,500 after taking part in the London Marathon earlier this year

Huddersfield New College student Chris Vaughan raises £2,500 for RP Fighting Blindness

Student Chris Vaughan is putting his best foot forward to raise money for charity.

Chris, a student at Huddersfield New College, took part in the London Marathon and is already planning his second race.

He has already raised £2,500 for RP Fighting Blindness.

The charity is dedicated to researching Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a disease of the eye that leads to loss of vision and blindness.

Chris, 18, has had the disease since his early teens.

To boost the charity’s funds, the Health and Social Care student joined the thousands of runners pounding the streets of London for this year’s Marathon in March.

Chris took part in the 26-mile race with his dad Nick as his guide.

He crossed the finish line in an impressive five hours and 49 minutes.

Not content with this race under his belt, Chris is now preparing to run the Great North Run in September.

Chris has just reached the end of his final year and is hoping to progress to a higher education degree in September.

His goal for the future is to work with visual impairment charities.

To support Chris visit his fundraising page via the Virgin Money Giving website.

 
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