Our heroes

We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters and the vital role they play in the Society.  We have many heroes, from fundraisers to volunteers,  who help us continue to provide a range of invaluable services to our members. To highlight their amazing work and dedication, we would like to celebrate one of our heroes every month. 

This month’s hero is… 

Edward Beresford Bolton. 

After being diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration at the age of 37, Edward was keen to take on a challenge, which would push him to his limits, to raise awareness and funds for the Society after the support he received from our Helpline service. 

At the end of September Edward left his home in Stanford Dingley, Berkshire for John O’Groats, to run all the way to Land’s End, running 34 marathons in 34 days. 

Edward’s amazing feat saw him raise more than £20,000 for the Society.

He said: “I had three aims, the first was to raise awareness, the second was to raise money and the third was to prove what people think is impossible today can be possible tomorrow. The first two were to do with the Macular Society and raising money for macular disease. The third reason was personal and was to prove to myself that I could do something I thought was impossible.”