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



Photo of Martin Wilson carrying Blind Veterans UK flag and walking with backpack in fatigues

Soldier from Kent to take on Southampton Marathon in a 33kg bomb suit

This year, Martin, who’s currently based in Paderborn, Germany, has his sights set not just on just finishing the gruelling course in under six hours, but on doing so while wearing a 33kg bomb suit. He says: “I’m well aware it’s a bit mental! I know…

16 February 2017 10:00
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Bahrain half marathon group

Navy team takes on Bahrain half marathon for military charity

The idea started with Leighton O'Doherty, 32 and from Jarrow, who ran the half marathon back in 2014 and is passionate about fundraising for Blind Veterans UK as the charity supports his uncle. He put it forward to HMS Bangor's crew and now 21 peopl…

21 December 2015
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Photo of Nicola Phelps of Specsavers standing at Everest base camp

Specsavers Optometrist to walk 50km for Blind Veterans UK

Nicola Phelps, 50 and from Abbey Wood, is taking on our annual 24 hour London-to-Brighton walk to raise money to support vision impaired ex-Service men and women. Nicola, who recently turned 50, decided to take on Blind Veterans UK's 50km challenge, …

1 May 2015 14:36
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