Blind Veterans UK Members Marry in Huddersfield

26 November 2012 12:50

Two of our members; Margaret Dufty 92 years old and John Hind 85 years old, who met through Blind Veterans UK married on 23rd November 2012.

Blind Veterans UK members, 92 year old Margaret Dufty and 85 year old John Hind, married in Huddersfield on Friday after meeting in 2007 when they each became members of Blind Veterans UK and spent five days on an introduction course at our Sheffield Centre.
After the induction they decided to go on holiday together at our Brighton centre. They enjoyed that holiday so much that they decided to go on another to Lake Garda soon after! It was on that holiday that romance finally blossomed between them.

Margaret had been a Sergeant in the Auxiliary Territorial Service from 1941 until 1946 and John was a Sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps until 1948. Both developed severe sight problems due to macular degeneration which meant they became eligible for our support. They have both battled cancer, and Margaret nursed John back to health after he fell down the stairs and broke his back.
Here is the coverage from BBC Leeds who attended the wedding. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Hind!