We are really pleased to be working with RP Charity – Fighting Blindness www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk giving many people the opportunity of hiking the majestic Tour du Mont Blanc and raising money at the same time!
A little more on RP:
‘Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of inherited conditions of the retina (see Structure of the Eye) that all lead to a gradual progressive reduction in vision. Difficulties with night vision and peripheral (‘side’) vision are the first things that are noticed. Later, reading vision (detailed vision), colour vision, and central (‘straight-ahead’) vision are affected. The age at which symptoms start is variable and the rate of deterioration often varies – for example with the different genetic types – but is generally very slow with changes occurring over years rather than months. In approximately half of all cases there are other family members with RP.’
Dates are set for June 18th – July 15th, 2018 – for more details contact RP charity direct!