Thank you for fundraising to support our blind veterans!

Carole Sharpe, Tony Harbour, Simon Brown and Keith Ott sitting in front of a Lest We Forget memorial at our Brighton centre

We provide vision-impaired ex-Service men and women with the rehabilitation, training and support they need to regain their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss.

This ranges from helping them relearn living vital skills to providing them with the tools they need to be independent inside and outside their own homes. We also provide opportunities to get our working-age veterans back on a career path, or we give hobby-based art and craft, historical or other leisure activity skills for our retired veterans.

As well as these training and recreation opportunities, we also provide long-term nursing, residential and respite care.

In addition to providing this support to 4,700 blind veterans plus their families, we'd also like to help more of our heroes. There could be as many as 55,000 other blind veterans across the UK eligible for our support. We need to find them and then offer our support for life.

That's why we need your help!

To help our charity to continue it's vital work, we ask:

  • 100K walkers to raise a minimum of £300
  • Relay teams, where walkers do 25K each, to raise a minimum of £500
  • Teams to raise a minimum of £1250, or £250 per walker doing the full 100K

To help with this you'll receive a fundraising pack and regular email updates with the latest information and tips
Our dedicated team is here to answer any questions you have:

"Once I got to the start all of my worries disappeared and there was nothing but excitement and joy to be helping such a great charity."

- Paul, Lancashire

Raise money online

The easiest way to raise money is to set up an online JustGiving page.

  • Make sure you add a profile picture to this, include a fundriasing target and personal story of what taking this challenge means to you.

  • Ask friends, family, collegues and businesses and clubs in your community to show their support. Share your JustGiving page over social media or email them your page URL.

  • Update your online page with how training and preparations are going in the build up to your event to encourage and thank people for their support.

  • If you hit your fundraising target, set a new one. Incentivise people to help reach your target.

For other tips to generate funds, please download our fundraising guide