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Huddersfield New College student, Chris Vaughan, has been raising funds for RP Fighting Blindness, a charity dedicated to researching Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a disease that Chris has had since his early teens. Chris, 18, who is studying Health and Social Care at New College, has just reached the end of his final year, and has passed his course with 1 distinction and 2 distinction stars; a fantastic result. He’s hoping to progress to a higher education degree in September and eventually hopes to work with visual impairment charities full time.

Chris ran the London Marathon in March with his Dad, Nick, as his guide and crossed the finish line in an impressive 5 hours and 49 minutes, raising a fantastic £2500 for RP Fighting Blindness to date. Not content with having the London Marathon under his belt, Chris will also be running the Great North Run in September. He really is an inspiration to us all at New College, and continues to highlight his cause at a number of events. If you would like to donate to Chris’ Virgin Giving Page, click here for further information.

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