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



Lord Ian Fraser outside House of Parliament

For Parliament, it’s height, not sight, that you need

Ian became a BBC Governor in 1936 and had to step down as an MP, as it was not then permitted to hold both positions. He later returned to politics, becoming MP for Lonsdale in 1940 and remaining so until 1958, when he joined the House of Lords. Lo…

8 June 2017 10:00
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Blind veterans UK Racewalking

We have walking fever with the discovery of racewalking

For our early blind veterans learning to walk independently was a crucial stage in their rehabilitation after losing their sight. In addition to the obvious value of not needing a sighted person to accompany them everywhere, confidence in walking on…

11 May 2017 11:00
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Sir Arthur Pearson’s lieutenant – Mary Hamar Greenwood

Born in 1865, Mary was from Whitby in Ontario, Canada; her father John was a British émigré lawyer who became a mayor of Whitby. The eldest of six siblings, Mary studied nursing in the United States and went on to a distinguished career at the John H…

11 April 2017 18:00
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