Waterloo Road star backs campaign for blind veterans

10 December 2012 12:06

Actor Alec Newman – star of BBC 1’s Waterloo Road, is backing Blind Veterans UK’s No One Alone campaign.

The No One Alone campaign aims to reach out to an estimated 68,000 ex Service men and women who do not realise they are eligible for our support.

Alec said: "Having seen the work of Blind Veterans UK at first hand and met some of its truly inspirational members, I feel it is vital that more vision impaired ex-Servicemen and women are made aware of the fantastic support they could be getting from the charity.  There are literally thousands of veterans who simply don't realise that Blind Veterans UK is here for them".

Photo of actor Alec Newman wearing a Blind Veterans UK jumper, pointing at the logo

While the No One Alone campaign is aimed at all ex Armed Forces personnel with sight problems and their families, we are particularly keen to reach the national service generation of men, who are in their 70s and 80s, trying to cope with a severe sight problem and unaware that their time in the forces, however brief or long ago, means they are eligible for our free and comprehensive support.

If you know of someone who might be eligible to be helped by us please go to or call 0800 389 7979.

Alec Newman, star of BBC's Waterloo Road, is an Ambassador for Blind Veterans UK and currently working with our rehabilitation and training team to prepare him for an imminent film role as a blind Afghanistan veteran.