Remember a loved one with a star this Christmas
17 December 2012 09:58
Blind Veterans UK are offering people the opportunity to create a public memorial to their lost loved ones through a Star of Remembrance.
Blind Veterans UK are offering people the opportunity to create a public memorial to their lost loved ones through a Star of Remembrance - a social way of celebrating the lives of those who meant so much to them.
Choosing to remember a loved one through a Star of Remembrance provides a unique way of celebrating their lives with our community of supporters and members. People can create a star on the Blind Veterans UK website which will then be displayed in the Gallery of Stars on the Blind Veterans UK Facebook page. This star can then be shared with your family and friends.
Sarah Mackey, who's Grandfather was supported by the charity for many years after he lost his sight whilst serving, has done exactly that.
Sarah's message to her Grandfather is: "For Max Ash. Best Husband and Father and Grandfather!! A true inspiration
and our hero. We miss you every day. Lots of love Joan Carolyn John Steve Joanne Nick Sarah Jane and William. Happy Christmas!!! xxxxxxxxxxx".
As well as this, people are invited to pop into one of the charity's centres in Sheffield, Brighton, London or Llandudno, North Wales, to create a physical tribute where stars containing people's messages will be hung on a tree, like the tree below at our Brighton centre.
Rosalind Parry, who is the Tribute Fund Officer at Blind Veterans UK, said: "Christmas is a time of year when our
thoughts inevitably turn to those no longer with us. We recognise that the festive period can be a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. This year we are offering our supporters the opportunity to create a public memorial
to their loved ones whilst at the same time providing vital support to our blind veterans this Christmas".
Visit www.blindveterans.org.uk/stars to find out more.