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House of Commons Tea Party Kicks Off Tarts for Troops 2013

Date
21 June 2013 14:00

On Tuesday 18th June Blind Veterans UK held a special Tarts for Troops tea party at the House of Commons.

On Tuesday 18th June Blind Veterans UK held a special Tarts for Troops tea party at the House of Commons. The event was kindly sponsored by Ian Swales, Liberal Democrat MP for Redcar Constituency.
Amongst the guests were Blind Veterans UK members Chris Lee, Simon Brown, Ken Facal and David Martin. They were joined by Robert Leader DL Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK and other members of staff.

There was an excellent turn out of MP's including; Esther McVey Minister of Disabled People, Jason McCartneyConservative MP for Colne Valley, Colonel Bob Stewart Conservative MP for Beckenham, Sir Bob Russell Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester and Guto Bebb Conservative MP for Aberconwy. In total, 30 MP's enjoyed tea and tarts in celebration of Blind Veterans UK's Tarts for Troops campaign.
We also had two very special guests join us. BBC Waterloo Road actor Alec Newman attended, along with TV Star and ex-National Serviceman Johnny Ball. Both stars are Ambassadors for Blind Veterans UK's No One Alone campaign.

We thank all who attended our event and the House of Commons catering staff for baking some delicious tarts.

Tarts for Troops kicks off on June 29th 2013 and is about having fun and raising money to support the vital work of Blind Veterans UK. To find out how you can get involved please visit the Tarts for Troops website.