Celebrating National Sporting Heritage Day
30 September 2017 07:00
National Sporting Heritage Day was established in 2014 as part of the London Olympic Games’ legacy. Held on 30 September each year, its aim is to raise awareness of the relevance of sporting heritage. It empowers new and different audiences to have access to these collections, and encourages heritage and sporting organisations to recognise sporting heritage as an ongoing significant element of their work. Here we share sporting moments from the last century of our charity.
Right from our charity’s formation in 1915, Sir Arthur Pearson, our founder, recognised sport as a very important part of the rehabilitation process. That emphasis continues to this day.
Below we highlight some of the sporting activities of our veterans from years past.
At Blind Veterans UK we have an extensive archive which includes sporting photographs and other records relating to sports activities undertaken by our blind veterans. To learn more, visit our history or archives pages.
Discover more on race walking.
Learn more about this and our other involvement in the Paralympics.
Read more about rowing in this article.
Over the years we've also had affiliations with the Arsenal and Chelsea football clubs. Learn more in this article.