Lower Clapton woman to walk 15 miles across London tonight for retinoblastoma research

18:37 21 September 2012

Chrissie Thorne

Chrissie Thorne

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A woman from Lower Clapton is taking part in a 15-mile walk through London tonight, after a young relative was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer.

Chrissie Thorne, 51, from Clarence Place, hopes to raise more than £300 for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) through taking part in the Carrots Nightwalk, taking inspiration after the nephew of her daughter-in-law was diagnosed with retinoblastoma.

The rare eye cancer which mainly affects children under the age of six, and can have life-long consequences including blindness.

The walkers on the walk organised by research charity Fight for Sight will be joined by

Bblind Paralympian Darren Harris, who is also a patron of CHECH and had retinoblastoma as a young boy.

Joy Felgate, chief executive of CHECT, said: “We are really grateful to everyone who has committed to this walk - 15 miles overnight is no easy challenge but our walkers can rest assured that every penny they raise will go a long way towards helping children with retinoblastoma.”

Organised by research charity Fight for Sight, all money raised will go towards retinoblastoma research.

Donors can help Chrissie reach her target through her JustGiving site http:www.justgiving.comchrissiethorne

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