Henshaws Hero: Gareth

Gareth Smith was diagnosed, at the age of 36 in 2015, with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Back in May he chose to take on the Great Manchester Half Marathon in aid of Henshaws. He chose to run for Henshaws due to the incredible support he received.

‘When I was first diagnosed, Henshaws helped me understand my diagnosis, offered support through their Living with Sight Loss Course and Visual Impairment Awareness Training. They are imperative to the Visual Impairment community by enabling Visual Impaired people to maintain independence and offering support in any way they can.’

Wearing a bright pink ‘Blind Runner’ t-shirt to make those around him aware, and with his support runners, Gareth completed the half marathon in an incredible 2 hours and 33 minutes, raising over £600 to support others with visual impairments, ‘I’m so chuffed with how everything went’.

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