West Bromwich born ‘Blind’ Dave Heeley, is a charity fundraiser, motivational speaker and marathon man extraordinaire. Dave is the only blind man to have ever completed seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.
Born with a disease called Retinitis Pigments (RP) Dave was diagnosed with the illness at the age of ten and completely lost sight in both eyes as he became a teenager. Despite his blindness, he has dedicated his life to raising money for charity and being a motivational speaker to both able bodied and disabled people. To date he has raised over £500,000 for various charities and has completed numerous challenges.