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Blind veteran Tom Bryden and his wife Amy celebrating their wedding anniversary

Blind veteran Tom and wife Amy celebrate 70 years together

 Tom and Amy attended a lunch club on Monday organised by our charity and were presented with an anniversary cake.  They were childhood sweethearts who first met when Tom bravely approached her in the shop where she was working.  Amy was 14 and To…

27 April 2017 16:00
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Black and white group photo of WW1 blind veteran Robert Middlemiss with Keller and Kessler and 3 others

A blind veteran tours the US: the story of Robert Middlemiss

 A Sergeant-Major in the 2nd King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Middlemiss had been blinded at Gallipoli. He came to us at our then headquarters in Regent’s Park in September 1915 but his training there was interrupted by a very unusual request.  The B.…

6 April 2017 21:00
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Blind veteran Penny Melville-Brown OBE sat in her garden

Blind veteran from Hampshire reaches semi-finals of the Holman Prize

Penny Melville-Brown OBE from Fareham was initially invited to compete for the $25,000 prize as a result of the profile she has built for herself across the internet and social media through her online baking project, Baking Blind. If successful, P…

28 March 2017 12:00
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