Military charity is inviting Londoners to join their Centenary Carol Concert

16 November 2015 16:27

A military charity celebrating its centenary this year is inviting Londoners to attend a special Carol Concert marking its 100 years of proud service to blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan's) is holding the concert to draw the centenary celebrations of the charity to a close.

Blind Veterans UK Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey

The Christmas Carol Concert will be held at St Marylebone Parish Church on Wednesday 9 December. The doors open at 6.15pm and the concert starts at 7pm, afterwards there will be a champagne reception at the Rotary in London at approximately 9pm.

As well as festive carols, there will be readings and addresses by Kate Adie, Nigel Anthony, Bernard Cribbins and Blind Veterans UK veteran Steve Evans. Music will be provided by Mezzo-soprano Sandra Porter and Violinist and organist John Rogers (accompanying Sandra), Violinist Alistair Caplin, Philsavonia, and The Savage Club Brass Ensemble. Please note, the line-up is subject to change without notification.

Tickets for the concert cost £15, including a £10 voluntary donation and tickets to the concert and champagne reception cost £55 including a £20 voluntary donation.

More information can be found and tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 020 7616 7959.

All money raised from this event will help support thousands of blind veterans to find life beyond sight loss.

Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan's) was founded in 1915 and the charity's initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in the First World War. But the organisation has gone on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning the Second World War to recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.

For 100 years, the charity has been providing 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.