Brighton blind veterans get pampered

16 October 2013 13:45

Last week staff at Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre held our first pamper week!

Last week staff at Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre held our first pamper week!  The week long event has been organised to offer a range of relaxing treatments to a group of blind veterans.

This time around, the pamper week included treatments  such as a full body massage, Indian head massage, hopi ear candles and reflexology. These relaxing treatments were carried out by members of Blind Veterans UK who are also trained in these skills.

The therapists included blind veteran Iain Millard, Kerry Reed, Chris Francis and Steve Parnell, and Blind Veterans UK volunteer Anna Evans.  Acitvities Co-ordinator Natasha Cartwright also helped the team by doing manicures.

We'd like to say big thank you to our amazing therapists who all gave their time for free, carried out a total of 136 treatments and raised a fantastic £951 for Blind Veterans UK. It was brilliant to see so many blind veterans enjoying the treatments and we already have members wanting to book for next year.

The pamper week took place during the 75th anniversary of the Blind Veterans UK Brighton building. The official anniversary takes place in October 2013, but in the run up to the milestone; staff, blind veterans, volunteers and supporters will be taking part in 75 themed challenges. If you would like to take part in a 75 themed challenge email us today.

If you know of a veteran suffering with sight loss, Blind Veterans UK can help with lifelong practical and emotional support. Please refer them to our memberships team by calling 0800 389 7979 or visit our website.