Former Colsterworth serviceman to walk 100k across Yorkshire for blind veterans

Dave Salter
Dave Salter
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A man from Colsterworth will march 100km in Yorkshire in 24 hours this June in aid of Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-servicemen and women.

Dave Salter, 45, served in the Armed Forces for 25 years; he joined at the age of 16 and has served in numerous places around the world.

Dave said: “I left the Army in August 2013 and have decided to start fund-raising for charities that support our soldiers and veterans.

“My first challenge is the 100k Yorkshire 2017 (62 miles in 24 hours) raising money to help Blind Veterans UK.

“This will be quite a challenge for me now as I have had bad knees for many years and require knee replacements.”

The 100k challenge will take participants over the green hills, rugged moors and small stone-walled villages of Yorkshire and the Peak District.

Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915. The charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers, sailors and airmen blinded in the First World War.

But the organisation has gone on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning the Second World War to recent conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

To support Dave as he tackles the 100k Yorkshire challenge for Blind Veterans UK, visit