In June, Craig ‘Freddie’ Lundberg, a former Corporal in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, will set off on a gruelling 1,000-mile tandem ride for Blind Veterans UK.
He’ll be riding with sighted pilot Callum Edge for up to 10 days and going all the way from Land’s End to John o’Groat’s. It’s a challenge Craig didn’t think he’d ever be able to take on after losing his sight during a rooftop battle in Basra in March 2007.
Craig lost his left eye instantly and his right eye was damaged beyond repair. Incredibly, he tried to continue fighting
"I got up and demanded my rifle, but it had been bent by the force of the blast. My mate got me another rifle and I tried to carry on firing. But I only managed a few steps before I collapsed."Craig
Doctors managed to keep Craig alive but they couldn't save his sight. Craig was flown back to the UK knowing he would never see again. Thanks to the kindness of supporters like you, we offered him lifelong support, starting with a rehabilitation course at our Brighton centre.
Since then, we've helped Craig continue his recovery and he’s now taking on the tandem ride to ensure more blind veterans get the same level of support.
“Blind Veterans UK was always there for me, whenever I needed them. It’s my turn to give something back.”Craig