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Ken lost his sight in later life due to age-related illness. 

At the same time as his vision started to fail, his wife died and he was struggling to cope.  

Isolated and lonely, Ken – who served in the Royal Air Force – turned to Blind Veterans UK. We matched him with one of our dedicated volunteers, Liam, who now visits him several times a week. 

Watch the video below to see how Liam transformed Ken's life. 

“At the time my sight started to go I’d been in hospital and my wife had just died. I was more or less at the bottom and didn’t know how far I was going down. Just having company again did and still does make a huge difference.”
A portrait photo of Ken, a blind veteran
Ken
Blind veteran
A portrait photo of Ken, a blind veteran
Blind veteran Ken, after regaining his independence
Photo of blind veterans Ken, left, and Richard, right, gardening
Ken, left, and fellow blind veteran Richard gardening together
Photo of volunteer Liam, left, in Ken's home, enjoying a cup of tea and chat
Volunteer Liam, left, in Ken's home, enjoying a cup of tea and chat

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