For older veterans like 92-year-old Mike, your regular support can mean protection against isolation.
Mike joined the Royal Marines in 1944. After a successful career, his happy retirement was shattered when he began to lose his sight to macular degeneration. Mike went from leading an active and full life, to feeling cut off and isolated.
Thanks to the commitment of supporters like you, we have been able to give Mike the tailored, individual support he needs. This includes providing a magnifier so he can read his correspondence and a large-button telephone to help him keep in touch with friends and family.
Mike lives on his own and while he is fiercely independent, there are times when he needs a little extra support.
After a recent operation, for instance, Mike was able to stay at our Brighton centre while he recovered, until he was able to again look after himself at home.
Regular gifts give us the financial security to respond when older veterans like Mike need a little extra support, and fulfil our commitment to be there for them, for life.
“Our blind veterans put their lives on the line in service to their country. We all owe them a debt for their incredible sacrifice. We know, however, that the greatest way we can honour them is to provide lifelong support to thousands more blind veterans to come.” - Nick Caplin
Will you help us make a commitment to be here for blind veterans, for life?
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.