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Lest we forget

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

On Remembrance Sunday, Blind Veterans UK representatives take part in the march past the Cenotaph in London. Not all of our veterans are able to attend. We want to ensure that blind veterans across the UK can still join in or be represented at their local commemorations.

We are calling out to our supporters to gift a wreath, so that veterans can be a part of Remembrance in their own communities.

A suggested donation of £200 will enable a blind veteran to represent Blind Veterans UK while taking part in Remembrance in their local community. It will also ensure our veterans are able to continue receiving vital support to help them lead independent and fulfilling lives. 

Gift a wreath 2024

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 who are no longer with us but 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 organisation name and logo will be added to the sponsored wreath, ensuring your support is recognised.
  • Your tribute message will be added to this page along with your name, logo and link to your website.  
  • Find out what the experience meant to the veteran who received your gifted wreath. Where possible, you may be able to attend the commemoration and meet with local veterans.
Gift a wreath 2024
"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!

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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.

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