Blind veteran Clive has been nominated for a prestigious Inspiration Honour
1 February 2017 11:00
Clive, who lost his sight 16 years ago, has since dedicated his life to helping others. Incredibly, in the last fifteen years Clive has raised over £60,000 for military charities including Blind Veterans UK.
Clive raised the incredible sum organising hundreds of events from quizzes to curry nights. He has also hosted events for Armed Forces Day and completed a 200 mile cycle ride from Horse Guards in London to Cardiff.
As Clive continues to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK and other charities close to his heart he has had to begin thinking outside of the box for new and unique challenges. This month Clive, who is an incredibly proud Welshman, has been challenged to wear an English Rugby shirt for the duration of the Six Nations tournament. To make the feat even tougher, Clive has also agreed to give up beer for the duration too!
Blind Veterans UK Rehabilitation Officer Vince says: “I remember meeting Clive over 20 years ago, losing your sight at such a young age would prove traumatic to anybody but Clive persevered. I am so proud of Clive, he is married, living independently and active in so many areas. He is a true inspiration.”
What’s more, Clive has now been able to put his technology skills to great use. Last year Clive joined Blind Veterans UK with our Member Services team.
"Blind Veterans UK were there for me and helped me adjust to sight loss. Thanks to the training and support I now have my confidence back. I even have my spark back too!"