Scarlett’s sponsored walk

Scarlett and Rachel smiling

Scarlett & Rachel

Rachel’s 3-year-old daughter Scarlett has aniridia. Together they did a sponsored walk at Tiverton Canal Basins in Devon on 3 March, joined by family and friends.

Despite the rain, the walk was a great success, and they raised a fantastic £1198 for Aniridia Network!

Rachel says:

I enjoyed doing it and the awareness raised. I had half the town talking about aniridia & vision impairment who had never heard of it.

Scarlett enjoyed it despite the wet & windy weather. She jumped in every muddy puddle going. She was drenched and we were all very muddy!

And I’m pleased with the amount from the 3 weeks of fundraising. Thanks for all who helped and joined in.

Scarlett looking happy in her dark blue coat and dark glasses as she walks along the muddy path


Scarlett also painted some colourful aniridia rocks for people to find during the walk, as a way of saying thank you to everyone who supported her.

Rachel and Scarlett were also featured in their local newspaper, helping to raise even more awareness of aniridia. And you can still sponsor them to show your appreciation.

Many thanks to both of them for completing the challenge and raising so much money for the Aniridia Network. It’s very much appreciated!

Collage of photos showing rocks decorated in different colours by Scarlett, one saying Aniridia Walk. One photo shows the view along a grass-lined path by the river, and another shows Rachel and Scarlett together.

Scarlett’s painted rocks

About Aniridia Network

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. First registered as a charity in 2011 and fully in 2018.
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