You can be part of the team that transforms lives. Together we can help rebuild blind veterans’ lives after sight loss. Away from isolation. Towards a life of fulfillment.

Getting the most out of social media

  1. Always tag / mention Blind Veterans UK on the following social channels:
    1. Facebook - @blindveteransuk
    2. Twitter - @blindveterans
    3. Instagram - blind_veterans_uk
  2. Always write out Blind Veterans UK (rather an abbreviation like BlindVets or BVUK) so people know who you’re fundraising for.
  3. Include a hashtag about the event to help people find you for example #24Unplugged or #MarchForVeterans
  4. Remember to tell a story - always include a photo, film or gif to bring your event to life.
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Read (and hear) all about it!

Whether you are organising an event or completing a challenge to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, your local media can be a great tool to help boost your fundraising.  The media are often interested in positive news stories about members of the community giving something back to charity. Publicity, used in advance of your event or challenge, helps drive local support.

Publicity can also be used to after the event to let people know how you got on and thank the people who supported you throughout your event or challenge.

How we can help

We’ve got a dedicated press team who can help you craft your story and get it published, so get in touch at pressoffice@blindveterans.org.uk  and we’ll try our best to make you a local superstar.

Our Press Team would love to hear from you. One of the team would be happy to have a chat with you over the phone to find out:

  • personal information (name, age, where you live)
  • about the event or challenge you are doing
  • why you are fundraising for Blind Veterans UK
  • link to your fundraising page.
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For the best chance of publication the team will also need a picture of you to go with the story. Before anything is sent to your local media, the team will always check with you that you are happy with the story and that all the details are correct. Please be aware that while the Press Team will do everything they can, they cannot guarantee your story will be published.

If you’re interested in doing some publicity about your fundraising efforts, please email pressoffice@blindveterans.org.uk