Virtual get-togethers for our veterans to talk to other veterans getting involved with the same projects as they are.

Social opportunities for our veterans

Creative Hobby Circles gives our veterans the chance to take part in group calls with others about a shared hobby or interest. Our veterans are invited to sign up to a monthly Creative Hobby Circle about these topics:

  • Basketry
  • Creative writing
  • Gardening
  • Knitting
  • Model making
  • Mosaic
  • Painting
  • Photography (weekly)
  • Woodturning
  • Woodwork

Our photographers already have a Facebook page (Blind Veterans UK Photography) and chat group. For more information about the photography group contact your Community Support Worker.

The painting circles have been a huge success, bringing together veterans with a shared interest and passion for painting. Replicating the atmosphere of the studio, veterans offer peer support to each other. Recently members discussed memories of colour from around the world, funny stories and top tips on mixed media. It was interesting when, everyone revealed they had a shared their love for Bob Ross!
Nadia, Health & Wellbeing Team , Blind Veterans UK
Want to join in?
Get in touch

A short poem

Blind veteran Jennie has been enjoying the participation so far and wrote this short poem.

It’s hard sitting alone at home,
In varying shades of grey.
But raise your eyes, lift your hearts,
And join hobby circles today.

Whether by Zoom or by Teams,
Or good ol’ telephony,
Here you can have loads of fun,
So as was said in 'It Ain’t Half Hot'.

Meet the gang 'cos we’re here, here to entertain you,
With music and laughter to help you along the way.
With a heh heh heh,
Join your group today.