Alyssa Harrison’s Ultra challenge for the RNIB

May 11, 2022 in Leightons News

Alyssa at her first Ultra marathon last year

This year Alyssa Harrison, practice manager for Leightons Woodley, will be undertaking the first of three ultra-marathons to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Alyssa, who joined the Leightons family in 2019 and the team at Woodley in 2020, has never been shy of a challenge, completing her first two ultra-marathons last year. As if two weren’t enough, this year she has decided to up the ante, and challenge herself to complete THREE.

For those of you who don’t know (or would never dream of attempting it) an ultra-marathon involves walking continuously for a gruelling 62.1 miles and takes on average 17 hours to complete.

Alyssa in training

Alyssa will be completing her three challenges over the next yeear, trekking across some of the UK’s most beautiful locations, starting with the Peak District 100km on 9th and 10th July, the South Coast 100km on 3rd and 4th September, finishing with the Jurassic Coast 100kmn.

Over the course of her challenge, Alyssa hopes to raise £1,000 for the RNIB, one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities. The RNIB play a crucial role in creating a world where there are no barriers for those with sight loss and hopes to change the way society thinks about sight loss. They provide a wealth of support for the blind and partially sighted including practical and emotional support, reading services, campaigning for change, and providing specialist products.

If you would like to find out more about the RNIB and the work they do, click here.

Here’s what Alyssa has to say about her upcoming challenge:

“As a Dispensing Optician who has worked in the industry for 11 years, I have seen first-hand the impact that sight loss can have on my patients and their families. RNIB do a fantastic job supporting people through sight loss and I would like to do my part in supporting them.

All money raised will go directly to the RNIB to enable them to carry on their life-changing work. All donations are so massively appreciated!”

If you would like to sponsor Alyssa on her marathon mission, then click the button below.

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