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



Action photo of blind veteran Lloyd Hanslow snowboarding with a go pro

Snow much fun: our annual ski trip

Among them was 41-year-old Lloyd Hanslow from Crawley. Lloyd says: “I used to teach skiing and snowboarding so it was great to get back into it. But being with other veterans took me right back to my time in the Army. Lloyd joined the Army just aft…

12 February 2018 10:00
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Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

Approximately 80 Australian soldiers blinded in the First World War were, at various times, to stay at our hostel in The Regent’s Park. The term ‘mateship’ is defined as and is often associated with the ‘diggers’ in WWI. It is a term that conjures i…

26 January 2018 10:00
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Blind Veterans UK responds to the appointment of a Minister for Loneliness

We know that loneliness and isolation are issues that affect many vision-impaired veterans in the UK, due to the combined impact of sight loss and increasing age. Some research we did with our veterans found that 61 per cent of them had felt increasi…

17 January 2018 16:00
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