A WOMAN who suffers from a rare eye condition has pounded the pavements and crossed 16 bridges in London to raise money for a blind charity.

Bethan Phillips, from Frinton, and her close pals trekked 16 miles through London, from Putney to Tower Bridge, to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Bethan, was diagnosed with a rare dysplasia condition in her eyes when she was just 21.

She is now partially sighted in her left eye and only has half of her vision on her right.

Bethan was joined by pals Nikki Bregan, Nikki Warren, Jane Drew, Hannah Betteridge, Emma Hall, Catherine Burrows and Andy Collins for the challenge.

The 39-year-old, who lives on Connaught Avenue, raised over £1,000 for the charity during the walk and will next be taking on a hike in Peru up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to raise more money for the RNIB.

“I always said I’d like to raise some money for the charity and I also love walking,” said Bethan.

“I’ve always known my condition was going to get worse and that I was losing my site, but I’ve always had help from the RNIB.

“It was so nice that we could all take on the walk together and raise some money.”

To donate to Bethan’s fundraising visit justgiving.com/fundraising/bethan-phillips78.