Learn more about Blind Veterans UK with our Llandudno centre open day

Date
14 March 2017 15:00

We are inviting locals to visit our Llandudno centre this weekend to learn more about our charity.

 

People in the community exploring our Llandudno centreTaking place on Saturday (18/03) between 10:00 and 13:00, visitors will join the fundraising team to explore the training facilities of our Llandudno Centre including training rooms within the Poppy Wing and the newly opened Life Skills Project Buildings.  This will be the first time members of the public will be able to explore the Life Skills Project and find out more about the impact the facility will have on the lives of the blind veterans we support. There will be timed tours of these new buildings throughout the day.


Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the challenges of living with sight loss by trying out several activities using blindfolds and glasses called simi-specs that simulate different forms of sight loss. 

Admission is free but donations to support the work of Blind Veterans UK are welcome.

For more information contact suzanne.evanson@blindveterans.org.uk  or ring 01492 864574.

Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser at Blind Veterans UK says: “Open days are a great way to remind the local community to recognise how vital the work we do is in terms of changing blind veterans’ lives.  This will be the first time members of the public will be able to see the completed Life Skills project.  It’s also a great opportunity for them to see how the money they help us raise is used here at the Llandudno Centre.”

Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and our charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in WWI. But we have gone on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning WWII to recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more than a century, we have provided vital free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support to blind and vision-impaired veterans no matter when they served or how they lost their sight. Visit blindveterans.org.uk/support to learn more about us and how you can support our vital work today.