To the blind veterans he volunteers with at our well-known Brighton Centre, Chris Butler is an inspiration, with his positive outlook on life helping them to take part in a wide range of activities.
Chris has volunteered with us for four years, and has been described as an ‘all round good guy’ by one of the veterans he helps. He is a key volunteer at our Armed Forces Day, and is heavily involved in many of our fundraising campaigns.
You’d think that would be enough for most people, but Chris has also taken part in such exciting activities as our Ride For Life Beyond Sight Loss event, when he took a veteran as a pillion partner on his motorbike, our annual ski trip, and a wide variety of physical challenges that include a 100 kilometre walk for the charity.
Chris has been an outstanding volunteer when working with our veterans, and has supported many of them to achieve physical goals that they would not have thought previously possible, having undergone some form of visual impairment. Chris’s incredible positivity and his mentoring has encouraged former servicemen and women to reach inside themselves for a strength they had forgotten existed.
Without people like Chris – ordinary people like you – we wouldn’t be able to help our blinded veterans live the lives they choose. Just a few hours of your spare time will make that difference.