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Gwen Obern

Gwen turns 100!

Gwen is a remarkable lady who has been receiving our help for over 74 years since joining the charity in 1943. Gwen’s life story is a special one.  She starts it by talking about Ernie. Gwen married Ernie in December 1939, a day she remembers as bei…

28 November 2017 10:00
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Garry Morrison indoor rock climbing, low on wall, looking back over his sholder

Blind veteran Garry is intent on climbing to incredible heights

In 2015 Garry lost his sight following a bout of chicken pox.  He explains, “After leaving the RAF I was working on offshore oil rigs, doing crazy shifts, and was absolutely exhausted and run down.  I was unwell but as I thought I had chicken pox as…

3 November 2017 13:00
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Mark Threadgold

Blind veteran Mark to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Mark Threadgold, 49 and from Saltdean, has long aspired to climb the mountain, which, at 5,895m, is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Mark admits that at first, the sports staff at the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in …

10 October 2017 10:00
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