Please give a gift this Christmas that could help provide the kit a blind veteran like Mark needs to live independently
Mark couldn't have begun to imagine what he would do when he lost his sight 20 years ago after a horrific accident. He struggled to come to terms with his dreadful loss and didn’t know who to turn to. He came close to giving up hope.
There were many dark days, yet Mark remembers clearly when he could, finally, see a light at the end of the tunnel. As he explains: “Blind Veterans UK gave me this gadget called a liquid level indicator which beeps when your mug is full so you don’t burn yourself. The first time I made a cup of tea was incredible. "Blind Veteran, Mark Threadgold
"I could have a cuppa when I wanted it -
I didn’t have to ask somebody to make it for me. It finally dawned on me that I could have a decent life and that was the first step to getting back my independence. I couldn’t stop smiling.”
Will you give a gift this Christmas that could help a blind veteran like Mark pack up their troubles and ‘smile, smile, smile’?
£40 could provide four liquid level indicators to help four blind veterans regain their independence
"Eventually I felt confident enough to go to the barbers on my own. It’s only a mile away but was very daunting. And when I thought I’d got there I’d actually wandered into the florists – but that’s fine, you’re going to make mistakes along the way.” - Blind Veteran, Mark
Today, Mark lives on his own and, with the help of kit provided thanks to the kind donations of supporters like you, is fully independent.
With his re-found confidence Mark has completed a number of amazing fundraising challenges for Blind Veterans UK, including climbing Kilimanjaro. He is a fine example of how much, with your support, veterans living with sight loss can achieve.