Where there’s a Will – service user vows to scale new heights and raise money for VisionPK

A Perthshire man has vowed to conquer his crippling fear of heights to help raise money for sight and hearing loss charity VisionPK.

Will Kent, from Forgandenny, suffers from Stargardt disease. A genetic condition that affects the macula of the eye.

The inspirational 21-year-old is doing an abseil from the Forth Road Bridge on 8th October and is seeking donations to help smash his target of £250, which can be made through his Justgiving page.

Will, a service user of VisionPK, said: “This is a particularly challenging event for me as I am scared of heights! However, I am keen to overcome my fears to support such a worthy charity. Any donation will make a real difference in someone’s life – please join me in supporting VisionPK.”

His community based endeavours have already earned him a Duke of Edinburgh gold award and despite his loss of sight, pursues his passion for walking across Perth and Kinross and exploring further afield with his dogs as constant companions.

Kate Charles, Chief Executive of VisionPK, said: “We are very lucky to have inspirational service users such as Will, who are real ambassadors for demonstrating that anyone who is blind, partially sighted, deaf, or has a hearing loss condition can still live an independent life and achieve so much. We’re sure Perth and Kinross residents will get behind him in his fundraising and be proud of him as much as we are.”

VisionPK is the local sight and hearing loss charity for Perth and Kinross. Its work supports service users and their friends and families by offering emotional and practical support enabling them to continue to live their life.