Charity News



This month we welcome a new veteran older than our charity

An ex-RAF Leading Aircraftman, George was born in 1914 and has only recently joined the charity and attended an introductory week at our Brighton centre. To mark the event – a blind veteran joining even older than the charity itself - George was pre…

29 November 2017
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Blind veteran Jon Robinson marching at Cenotaph with his guide Connor Dooley

Blind veteran enjoys ‘miracle march’ at the Cenotaph

John Robinson, 51 and from Connah's Quay, marched with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK. He marched only one week after being discharged from hospital. John, who has suffered a heart attack before, began to feel unwel…

15 November 2017 11:00
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Photo of blind veteran Michael Ashman using his Synapptic device in the Brighton centre

Blind Veterans UK issues its 1000th Synapptic device

Michael Ashman, 88 and from Surrey, received the device, a tablet, while attending the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton. In doing so, he became the 1000th blind veteran that we've provided a device with. Michael’s sight began…

31 October 2017 10:00
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