Blind Bloke Challenge

Written by Hayley

Richard is sport and American football obsessed, and is taking on a crazy challenge to burn 17,500 calories in 7 days through exercise to raise vital funds for us! Read more here.

My name is Richard Doherty and I am registered blind. I have Choroideremia, a rare condition which affects my peripheral vision. Sport is a big part of my life and makes me feel good.

I live in Wakefield and have set myself a challenge to burn 2,500 calories per day for a week through exercising at my local gym. My plan is to do 37 45-minute exercise glasses and 7 gym sessions from 16th - 22nd May 2022.

I will be raising funds for my local sight loss charity Wakefield District Sight Aid who help and support people like me with visual impairments. 

I am a huge American football fan and will be wearing official NFL (National Football League) clothing to represent all 32 teams over the 7 days.

I have set up a fundraising page on Facebook here which has more about me and my story:  

(Photo credit: One to One Development Trust)