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



Black and white photo of Sergeant Hetherington standing in a doorway and wearing medals

Our blind one-armed doorman – who was Sgt Hetherington?

This presents an issue for us with our Historical Photographs Project when trying to identify people – particularly those with more popular surnames such as Smith or Brown.

8 March 2017 10:00
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Photo of 2 Bury St Edmonds 100k supporters

Suffolk blind veteran to take on 100k challenge for Blind Veterans UK

Despite last year’s triumph, Colin and Russell have their sights set on beating their previous time of 24 hours and 29 minutes, while making sure that certain traditions are honoured. He says: “If all goes to plan, we’ll shave a good few hours off o…

3 March 2017 13:00
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Black and white photo of 9 nursing WRENS in uniform unidentified

Our Historical Photography Project discovers VADs in Regent’s Park

They came to prominence during the First World War when their roles included administration of auxiliary hospitals and nursing homes. Many served in military hospitals, became ambulance drivers, civil defence workers, welfare officers or made clothes…

22 February 2017 16:00
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