Worksop-born James Clarke, who is the organiser of annual charity event Worksop’s Got Talent, is taking on his biggest challenge yet as part of his ongoing fundraising for blindness charity Retina UK.
In September 2015, James was told that because of his rare eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), he would go blind in his lifetime if no cure could be found. He was banned from driving immediately and he was registered as partially sighted.
Since then, through six years of the award-winning Worksop’s Got Talent and other challenges (including sky dives, half marathons and climbing Snowdon), James has raised over £105,000 for the charity and continues to fundraise to hopefully save his and thousands of others’ sight loss.
James’ next challenge is taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Saturday 29th July; so far, he has recruited a team of 15 people to join him for the tough 24-mile challenge. James is still looking for others to join the inspiring team to not only fundraise, but also to have a fantastic fitness goal to work towards. Those interested in taking part can contact James on 07590 264008.
If you would like to sponsor James and the team, so that Retina UK can continue to fund important research into inherited sight loss, please visit www.justgiving.com/team/y3pretinauk.
Worksop’s Got Talent will return for a seventh year, in aid of Retina UK, on Friday 10th November at North Notts Arena.