A gift of £40 from you, this Remembrance Day, could help provide vital care, equipment and training to help veterans cope with their blindness
For a veteran with sight loss, the day Blind Veterans UK gives them a talking watch can be the first glimmer of hope. It might not sound life-changing, but being able to tell night from day, to plan your schedule for yourself, is vital.
Can you imagine going a single day without knowing the time?
The continued support these veterans need to navigate their new darkness can seem immerse. But you can help on their journey to independence.
Andrew Bull's rocky road to independence
Andrew, formerly of the Royal Regiment of Wales, was injured when serving his country.
It was a long rocky road to recovery. Blindness took away Andrew’s chosen career, and much more. However, with help from Blind Veterans UK he was able to learn to use a walking cane and to use a specially adapted computer, helping him stay in touch with old army comrades.
Blind Veterans UK is expecting at least 900 more blind veterans to turn to them this financial year alone. I feel so strongly that not a single one of them should have to battle blindness alone. My only hope now is that you feel the same way too.
This Remembrance Day, your donation of £40 could fund the vital equipment and training blind veterans need to help give them back the sense of purpose they had on the day of their passing-out parade.
Thank you for giving a blind veteran the gift of independence.
Despite proudly supporting blind veterans for 100 years, Blind Veterans UK is currently only able to reach one in ten veterans who would benefit from our services. But by giving a gift today, you could honour our visually-impaired ex-Service men and women and give them the help they need and deserve.