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Seeing is believing at Blind Veterans UK Open Morning

Date
21 March 2014 17:25

North Wales residents are invited to visit Blind Veterans UK’s Llandudno centre on May 10th and discover an essential organisation in their local community.

Blind Veterans UK will be running a free Open Morning for members of the public to see for themselves just how the charity supports blind and vision impaired ex-Armed Forces and National Service personnel.

Visitors will be given an opportunity to find out more about the training and support veterans receive including an opportunity to view and try out specialised IT equipment and devices that make independent living possible. 

The day will feature a range of interactive exhibits, such as glasses which simulate vision impairment, to give an insight into what it is like to live with sight loss.

Victoria Beech, Blind Veterans UK Regional Fundraiser, says: "Following the success of the Open Day in February, this is a fantastic opportunity for local people to join us and get an understanding about the vital work we do to change the lives of veteran with sight loss.

"As well as giving the chance to learn more about Blind Veterans UK's work, visitors will also be able to find out how they can support our work, through volunteering at the centre or our fundraising events.

"Volunteers are a hugely important part of what we do here at Blind Veterans UK - I'd call on anyone who is inspired by their visit to the centre to sign up and help with our can collections, coffee mornings and annual events such as our Garden Party in June.  Just a few hours of your time can really make a difference."

The Open Day will take place 10:30am-1pm, Saturday 10th May. Admission to the event is free but donations will be welcomed.

For more information, please contact Victoria Beech at victoria.beech@blindveterans.org.uk or on 01492 864574.