Blind Bloke Challenge
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: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1637364789965734/
(Photo credit: One to One Development Trust)