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Sam Beeston sat down holding six pieces of his own artwork, mainly landscape drawings

Blind artist from Brighton refusing to let passion for painting draw to a close

Sam Beeston, 89, says that his passion for art began at the earliest of ages. Unfortunately for Sam, after two years his dad called a stop to the art and encouraged him to pursue a more traditional career. He explains: “In those days, boys went out…

Date
11 October 2017 10:00
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Peter Johnson with French Honorary Consul, Madame Lebrat at Bristol Reunion 2017

Blind veteran from Churchill receives prestigious medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

“The day itself was a fantastic occasion. Very emotional, but great to meet so many other veterans. It was also lovely to meet Madame Lebrat, as it gave me the chance to try out my French again! I must say, I was slightly rusty at first, but it soo…

Date
20 September 2017 09:00
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Naz in sports gear holding his gold medal following the 2016 Royal Parks Half Marathon

Blind veteran from Oxfordshire to compete in Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Naz Niner, 40 and originally from the Isle of Wight, will be competing in the famous challenge, now in its tenth year, for the second time. Aside from being an opportunity for Naz to push himself and take on the 13.1 mile route, last year’s event a…

Date
02 August 2017 14:00
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