Retail and sight therapy as Blind Veterans UK holds community visit at Bexhill shopping centre

1 July 2014 14:42

A Bexhill shopping centre is set to host representatives from a leading military charity in a pioneering new community outreach scheme.

Ravenside Retail Park will host Blind Veterans UK, on Monday 28th July, from 10am to 3pm. Staff, volunteers and blind veterans supported by the charity will be at Ravenside in a distinctive red, white and blue bus to raise awareness of Blind Veterans UK's work.

Armed Forces veterans - including ex-National Service men - who are struggling with their sight are being encouraged to come to the event to find out whether they could be eligible for Blind Veterans UK's free and comprehensive support.

Those looking for a challenge to raise money for blind military veterans can also come along and speak to Blind Veterans UK staff about taking part in the charity's unforgettable fundraising events.

Blind Veterans UK Welfare Group Manager Adrian Hewitt said: "Blind Veterans UK offers support to veterans with sight loss, regardless of when or how they lost their sight. If you, or someone you know, ever served in the Forces and is struggling with sight loss, we'll be at Ravenside to answer any questions you may have about what is on offer.

"The blind veterans we support are also being invited to come to Ravenside, say hello to our staff and discuss how the charity can help them live independently with sight loss.

"This will be the very first visit by Blind Veterans UK's pilot local community outreach day and would like to thank Ravenside Retail Park for supporting the charity and helping us reach out to more blind veterans who we could help."

The Blind Veterans UK bus will be at Ravenside Retail Park's car park from 10am to 3pm on Monday 28th July. For more information about Blind Veterans UK's work, please visit