We couldn’t support our veterans without the work of our fundraisers – both young and old
Just a handful of our fundraising heroes this year...
The Ancient Mariners rowing team competed in the 3,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. With a combined age of 257 years and 10 days, the four-man crew raised £20,000 for us and another charity
Blind veteran Craig Lundberg completed a grueling 1,000-mile cycling challenge between Land’s End and John O’Groats with his sighted rider. He raised over £10,000 for us
Jesse and Reuben – 7-year old best buddies from Brighton – raised £700 in a 10-mile walk along the Brighton seafront – the youngest entrants to do so
The 540-ft high Broadgate Tower became the venue for a fundraising abseil this year, with the brave participants – including blind veteran Garry Cowan – raising a total of £16,420
1000 miles in 10 days
When Craig 'Freddie' Lundberg reached the famous John O'Groats landmark on his tandem bicycle, it was the climax to an incredible journey that was one of our fundraising highlights this year.
Craig - who is one of our war-blinded veterans - and his sighted pilot Callum, had set off on the gruelling 1,000 mile trip from Land's End 10 days before.
It was a journey that he didn’t think he’d ever be able to take on after losing his sight during a rooftop battle in Basra in March 2007.
“Blind Veterans UK was always there for me, whenever I needed them...”
"It’s my turn to give something back.”Craig, blind veteran