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



Black and white photo of blind veterans enjoying tea in Regents Park

‘A little army of girls’ – early volunteers at Blind Veterans UK

Our charity has been fortunate throughout its 102-year-old history to have been helped by thousands of wonderful volunteers.

Some of our earliest volunteers were female students from Bedford College. Founded in 1849, it was situated in Regent’…

1 June 2017 09:00
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Photo of volunteer Tony Weston assisting blind veteran Ernest at the Brighton centre

Brighton man talks about his time as a volunteer at our Brighton centre

Tony was paired with Ernest, a 90 year-old veteran who lives at the centre, and has since been able to strike up a strong and special friendship. He says: “He’s wheelchair bound, has dementia and is almost completely blind, so a lot of the time it’s…

7 February 2017 14:30
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Susan Sayers with the yeoman warder

Llandudno gardener wins volunteering award in Tower of London ceremony

Susan Sayers, 68, received the award at the Blind Veterans UK Volunteer Awards 2016 held at the Tower of London this week (06/06). The awards were held as part of National Volunteers' Week.Susan joined the Blind Veterans UK volunteer team at the char…

8 June 2016
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