Acorn Day Centre wear their Onesies for Blind Veterans UK

22 November 2013 11:20

Acorn Day Centre supported Blind Veterans UK by holding a Onesie Day at their centre

Acorn Day Centre in Colwyn Bay have been supporting Blind Veterans UK recently by holding a Onesie Day at their centre. Last week was our Wear Your Onesie to Work fundraising week which was organised to support the work of Blind Veterans UK in Llandudno and we are delighted that so many local organisations took part.

Acorn is an established life opportunities centre close to the centre of Colwyn Bay and provides community activities to Colwyn Bay and North Wales. They provide personalised support, varied activities, social interaction and certified training to adults of all ages and abilities for the short or long term.

Acorn are experienced in supporting vulnerable adults to get involved in many varied activities. Flexible sessions are offered through the week, with availability through evenings and weekends, as required.

Acorn Day Centre decided to support Blind Veterans UK as a member of their staff is currently Serving in the Territorial Army in Afghanistan. In addition, a former member of their staff Gareth now works for Blind Veterans UK in Llandudno so supporting blind veterans is a cause close to their heart. They do great work with many people in the local community and we are proud to have them supporting our work. Natalie Hall, Acorn Manager said, "We had an excellent day at Acorn, so much fund by all" and managed to raise £79 in donations.

If you would like to take part in your own challenge or fundraising event, we have loads of ideas here. The money you raise will go towards supporting our work. Blind Veterans UK has launched its No One Alone campaign which aims to reach out to the estimated 68,000 plus blind veterans who are eligible for the charity's services but are not currently aware of this. If you know someone who served in the Armed Forces - did National Service perhaps, and are now battling severe sight problems - request free support from Blind Veterans UK.