A BLIND Ealing man Chris Brown is taking on Double Dash this Saturday for the Royal National Institute of Blind People. 

Chris Brown, 39, has joined Team RNIB to give something back to the charity which has supported him since he lost his sight two years.  

He will be alongside brother Ian, 27, who persuaded him to get involved to raise awareness as well as vital funds. 

Double Dash, in Regent’s Park, involves people paired up with a tether, inspired by blind and partially-sighted people who run with a guide.

Neither Chris nor Ian is a keen runner, but they’re looking forward to putting themselves to the test. Chris will run some of it and be pushed by Ian in a wheelchair, due to mobility issues.

Chris said: “Up until a year ago, I had it all – a great job, a beautiful wife and young daughter and an exciting future ahead of me.

READ MORE: Millions raised from tax-evading puppy breeders

READ MORE: Sensors can tell if you have water leak indoors

“But everything changed when I lost my sight. Everything I’d taken for granted – even the simplest of tasks, such as making a cup of tea – became a challenge.

“And I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I won’t see my little girl grow up.

“We’ve already raised more than £900 and hope to reach the £1,000 mark.” 

Lizzi Wagner, of the RNIB, said: “Double Dash is a unique twist on a 5K fun run, designed to be inclusive and accessible.”

“We’re delighted to have Chris and his brother, Ian, on Team RNIB, and look forward to cheering them all the way to the finish line.”