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



Volunteer Izzy Jones climbs Snowdon

Student volunteer climbs Snowdon blindfolded

  Izzy Jones, originally from Abergele Conwy County, embarked on the epic walk earlier this month. Getting through the daunting task, Izzy says it was the support of her guide that got her to the top of the mountain in one piece. Starting out on the…

26 June 2017 14:00
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Blind veteran Alec Biggs

From Regent’s Park to Shanghai – a blind veteran in China

Alec’s eyesight began to fail as a result of his service and he joined us in 1919. He spent time at our then base in Regent’s Park, where he learnt to read and write braille, to type, and trained as a masseur, or physiotherapist. Alec also enjoyed t…

15 June 2017 09:00
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Photo of Penny Melville-Brown OBE smiling outdoors

Blind veteran reaches finals of the prestigious Holman Prize

Penny Melville-Brown OBE, from Fareham, has been selected as one of the 11 finalists from over 200 original entries. Run by the San Francisco Lighthouse organisation, three winners will be awarded $25,000 to achieve their ambitions. Penny’s goal is …

02 June 2017 16:00
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