The difference a cup of tea can make

A glug of milk - or just a dash? How we take our tea is always a hot topic.

A cuppa is what we turn to when we want to relax. It can be a saving grace when we're stressed, and it's definitely a must in the morning. With 165 million cups of tea being consumed in the UK every day, what's sure is that we drink a lot of it.

For many of us, it's a safety blanket - it's warm, comforting and familiar.

Blind Veterans UK volunteer Sue standing with member Sue in her kitchen having a cup of tea
Blind Veteran Evelyn and volunteer Sue enjoying a cup of tea
Blind Veteran Elizabeth enjoying a cup of tea
Blind veteran Annie enjoying a cup of tea

So what do you do if you lose your sight and no longer feel confident making your cuppa?

At Blind Veterans UK we know how much a cup of tea can mean. That's why one of the first things we give our veterans is a handy little piece of equipment called a "Liquid Level Indicator". It beeps when you've filled your mug to a certain point with water. Then it beeps again when you've topped it up with milk. That way, you can be sure that your mug won't spill, and there's still room for your milk. 

You may have lost your sight, but the familiarity and comfort of being able to make a cup of tea independently is still there.

Giving one of our veterans a liquid level indicator costs £10. Can you donate the cost of one today?