Trek across London to raise funds for vital eye surgery in Pakistan

Join 2500 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline and historic landmarks. Setting out from Putney Bridge, we head East towards the City, zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges - each with its own fascinating story. Grab your friends and a pair of good walking boots and come along and help raise funds for eye surgery in Pakistan. Whether you're a regular walker or new to challenges, there's fantastic support and hospitality from the organisers and camaraderies from our team of trekkers. 

Event: Thames Bridges Trek

Date: 14th September 2024

Start time: 10.00am

Distance: 25 kilometres 

Activity: Trek or Walk

Start location: Bishops Park, Fulham

Finish location: Southwark Park, South London

Minimum fundraising target: £500

Registration fee: £89 per person

Parking: No parking available, public transport recommended

Team gear: T shirt and cap will be issued

It's easy to get started, sign up below, select funding Option 1, join our team 'Thames Trekkers' using password Layton24 and pay your registration fee. Don't forget to set up your Just Giving fundraising page using the link below.

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GLT Restoring Sight in Pakistan for 40 years

GLT has been providing FREE eye care in Pakistan because millions of people cannot afford treatment when their sight deteriorates. More than half of the populations earn less than £2 per day and this income barely provides for staples; there is nothing left for healthcare. Pakistan does not have a free healthcare service and private treatment is too expensive. All of these factors conspire to disenfranchise people, especially women who make up 57% of the blind and visually impaired population.

Working with our sister charity LRBT, we have built the largest network of 20 European standard hospitals and 54 clinics across the country. Our fundraising serves to support this network so that our patients can get the best treatment, restore their BASIC HUMAN RIGHT TO SIGHT and help rehabilitate them so that they can become productive individuals again. 

Questions

Email us on volunteering@glt.org.uk with any questions or for further information. we are here to support 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.