Blind marathon runner raises £25,000 for RNIB

Blind runner, Mark Rogerson, has become the first person with sight loss in Europe, and second worldwide, to complete the Six World Marathon Majors.

The 41-year-old from St Helens in Merseyside and guide runner Katie Garrity raised £25,000 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

‘Being able to raise £25,000 organically from everyday people, with no support from corporate sponsors, is a humbling feeling and restores my faith in humanity. It’s for an important cause and I’m thankful for every donation,’ Rogerson said.

A detached retina caused Rogerson to lose his sight in 2013 and preventive operations on his other retina led to Rogerson contracting an infection and his remaining sight could not be saved.

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