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Lest we forget.

Remembrance is such a special time of year for our charity. Every November our blind veterans, staff and volunteers come together to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This Remembrance Sunday, Blind Veterans UK representatives will take part in the march past the Cenotaph in London. Not all our veterans are able to attend this poignant event, but many love to take part in local commemorations, laying a wreath on behalf of their comrades.

We are calling on our supporters to gift a wreath so that a blind veteran can take part in their local Remembrance event, wherever they live across the UK.

If you'd like to support, why not work with your friends, family or colleagues to raise a suggested fundraising target of £200 before 20th September? Or you can simply make a donation.

Your gift will make this Remembrance extra special for a blind veteran, and also ensure that we can continue our vital support to help veterans lead independent and fulfilling lives. 

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Why you should gift a wreath

Billy Baxter (blind veteran and charity Vice President) talks about the significance of laying a wreath to himself and his fellow veterans.

Click this image to access a short video of blind veteran and charity Vice President Billy Baxter explaining why you should consider gifting a wreath.
"It's hard to put into words what laying a wreath means to me. It's about remembering so many people, including my father, who fought in the First World War, and remembering fellow blind veterans no longer with us who were like brothers to me."
Blind veteran Tony using a CCTV scanner
Tony, blind veteran
Wreath layer, 13 years and counting

Gift a wreath 2024

In return for a suggested donation of £200:

  • Your name or the name and logo of your organisation will be added to the gifted wreath, ensuring your support is recognised.
  • Your tribute message will be added to this page, along with your name, and logo and website where applicable.  
  • You'll receive feedback from the veteran regarding what your gifted wreath meant to them, and where possible, you may be able to attend the commemoration yourself and meet with local veterans.
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"It was wonderful to hear what the experience meant to the veteran whose wreath we gifted. It's so important to us to play a part in ensuring the fallen are not forgotten and to support blind veterans in our community."
Delyth Roberts, Chateau Rhianfa
Wreath gifter, 2022 and 2023

Register your interest in Gift a Wreath 2024 today! A member of our team will be in touch to match you with a wreath layer and make arrangements for your donation or help you get started with your fundraising.

This will help us match you to a wreath

Messages from our 2023 wreath gifters

On behalf of our blind veterans, we would like to thank all those who have gifted wreaths and would like to take the opportunity to share their messages.

Supporting our blind veterans