Abergavenny mum's canal walk for charity
5:31pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
AN ABERGAVENNY mum has completed a 36-mile walk to raise more than £450 for the charity that supports her son, who has a rare condition and was born without eyes.
Anna Batten, 31, of Victoria Street, began her challenge on Saturday in Brecon and spent three days walking along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal stopping at Llangattock and Goytre, before finishing behind Pets at Home, Cwmbran on Monday.
Mrs Batten,31, is supporting the charity Micro- Anophthalmic Childrens’ Society (MACS) which is run by parents for parents and their families affected by bilateral anophthamia-a rare genetic condition which her son Thomas, seven, suffers.
Thomas, a pupil at Deri View Primary School, was born without eyes and spent the first few years of his life in and out of hospital.
The condition only affects 35 babies a year in the UK.
Mrs Batten said the charity offers a range of services including a telephone helpline, respite holidays, support groups and advice.
She said: “I would like to thank those who supported me and have donated online and to the bucket collection.”
To donate, visit justgiving.com/MACS-canalwalk.
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