Our supporters and veterans do some amazing things to support our charity.



Staff, volunteers and blind veterans stand in a group outside the Union Jack Club, London, ready to set off for the Marathon

Blind veterans’ successes at London Marathon 2018

Running the London Marathon is a challenge met by thousands of people each year. But, what if you cannot see where you are going, let alone the distinctive landmarks that spur runners on throughout the 26.2 mile course? This year, 20 people ran in su…

24 April 2018 10:00
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Blind veteran Bob teaching his local sight loss group to paint

Blind veteran Bob has been sharing his passion for painting

RAF Blind veteran Bob, 73 and from Norfolk, joined Blind Veterans UK in January last year after losing his sight due to age-related macular degeneration. Since attending an art week at our Brighton centre, where he learnt vision-impaired painting tec…

5 April 2018 17:00
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Matt Rhodes with his mother Jackie

“The charity is Matt’s second family”: A Mother’s Day message

In 1995, Hilary was left devastated when her son, 43-year-old Army veteran Matt, suffered a severe brain injury following a motorcycle accident in Germany. The accident happened just three days before Matt’s 21st birthday and put him in a coma for te…

7 March 2018 13:00
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