Woodwork cabin is a roaring success thanks to Chester Lions Club

22 May 2018 10:00

We recently unveiled a new woodland cabin at our Llandudno centre, which was funded by an extremely generous donation from the Chester Lions Club.

The Lions donated a further £5,000 to go towards a technology project at the centre. Some of the money was raised by ten amazing London Marathon runners who used Lions Club Gold Bond guaranteed places and chose to fundraise for us.

Member of the Chester Lions Club opening our new Woodland cabin

The new cabin, which is home to our woodwork workshop, is a space for our blind veterans to learn new skills, and for some, to resume something that they no longer thought possible after losing their sight. Not only does it give our veterans somewhere to grow in confidence and independence, it also provides a great space to relax and unwind - who doesn't love a hot brew and s'mores!

Some of our blind veterans enjoying a brew and s'mores!

At the opening of the new cabin, Chester Lions Club President, Grace Brown said:

"We were delighted to be able to raise funds for the Llandudno Woodland Workshop area development as a Lions Centennial Legacy project"

Our Chief Executive, Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin CB said:

"Blind Veterans UK is hugely grateful for this gift. We have received fantastic support from the Lions Club and its supporters for many years and it has made a real difference, allowing us to continue supporting vision-impaired ex-Service men and women to achieve a life beyond sight loss."