School boy Spencer takes on 5k run to raise vital funds for Vista

Published on 20th May 2016 in Fundraising

A picture of Spencer with his mum Becci in Vista t-shirts at Braunstone Park.

A local school boy has raised £400 for Vista, after competing in a 5k run at Braunstone Park.

Spencer Shilton, 9 years old, from Sileby, took part in the run with his mum Becci and completed the route with an impressive time of 36 minutes.

Spencer, who has been registered with Vista since 2010, is visually impaired and has Ocular Albinism with Nystagmus. He decided to fundraise for us to help other children like him, and has already gone over his £350 target.

Spencer said: “I want to raise money for Vista as they help lots of visually impaired people like me. I’ve already held a bake sale, and I’m organising a non-uniform day at my school, Redlands Community Primary School in Sileby. Each person will pay £1 and they will also be entered into a raffle for a family pass to 360Play.”

Becci Walker, Spencer’s mum, said: “I’m so proud of Spencer and what he has already managed to do, especially at such a young age. We’re very thankful for Vista’s support and Spencer now wants to give something back and help others in his shoes.”

To show your support to Spencer, visit his Justgiving page - 

Vista provides year round services, activities and an annual residential holiday for children and young people with sight loss in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

For more information visit our Children and Young People page.

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