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TV PRESENTER Natalie Pinkham is the latest celebrity to agree to run five kilometres blindfolded for a cause giving millions of people their sight back.

The distinguished explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will also be taking part for the second year running in the Great City Race through the City of London on July 12.

Sir Ranulph, who will start the race, said: “The statistics around avoidable blindness are shocking – every five seconds someone goes blind and 80% of blindness is avoidable.”

England cricket hero Darren Gough and Coronation Street actor Oliver Mellor (Dr Matt Carter) will also be among the celebs helping to raise money for Seeing is Believing, an initiative that has so far helped 28 million people around the world.

The race is sponsored by Standard Chartered who launched Seeing is Believing in 2003, along with the International Agency for Blindness (IAPB) and leading international eye-care organisations.