Every year, at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, we stand still and silent to remember those who went to war and never came home.
This year, as we all unite, on what will be the 75th Remembrance Day since the end of the Second World War, things will be a little different to usual. For the first time ever, our older veterans, including our Second World War veterans like Mike, won’t be at The Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day parade.
Remembrance Day means everything to our veterans
In a difficult year, in which many of our blind veterans have been shielding and have had to cope with their sight loss – without the face-to-face support they rely on – they need Remembrance Day more than ever.
Mike first turned to us for support in 2016 when he was losing his sight to Macular Degeneration. With the help of our rehabilitation courses and the boost of socialising with other blind veterans, who understood exactly what he was going through, Mike started living again.
“It was an honour to represent all the boys who didn’t return home and I was thinking about all the ones who I knew personally.”Mike, blind veteran
Your support means everything
This Remembrance, will you provide a blind veteran with the kit they need for Remembrance Sunday and in daily life as the pandemic continues?
£20 would pay for a plug in webcam and a license to join video calls so our blind veterans can stay connected.
£50 would cover the cost of an Amazon Echo so they can simply use voice commands to tune into the commemorations on the radio.
£100 would provide a text reader app for their mobile phone which will read any piece of text out loud.