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Planning to remember

To the left, a portrait of blind veteran Mike in uniform, against a faded red back drop of battle field.  To the right a white silhouette of blinded World War One soldiers leading themselves hand to shoulder from the battle field.

Remembrance is a significant time for our blind veterans.

It's a time that we come together to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We reflect on our charity's history and the support we have provided to thousands of blind veterans since our first war blinded made their way home from the battle fields of the First World War. We consider how different those lives would have been without vital funds raised and donated by supporters like you, who believe no veteran should battle sight loss alone.

Start planning to remember today

Ensure both the fallen and those left behind are not forgotten. Plan an activity or event to take place between  26th October and 12th November 2024 and raise vital funds and awareness to help reach and support blind veterans across the UK.

Choose from the following ideas or tell us about your own.

War Memorial Walk

Gather family, friends or colleagues - or go solo - and organise a sponsored walk to your local war memorial. Share a moment of silence to remember the fallen.  

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Group of walkers, some in Blind Veterans UK T-shirts, some in military themed costumes, gathered in front of Llandudno War Memorial.

Champion Victory Over Blindness

Our Victory Over Blindness statue stands proudly at Manchester Piccadilly Station - a permanent reminder of the first war blinded who arrived there from the battlefields of the First World War.

Help us fundraise by finding a home for a box of our commemorative pin badges.

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Blind Veterans UK's Victory Over Blindness statue outside Manchester Piccadilly Station with an image of the pin badge in the bottom left corner.

Community Brew Up

A coffee morning, tea dance, break-time brew up or class room tea party - the perfect time to share stories from our past and keep our history alive.

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Little girl dressed as a princess enjoying a Brew Up tea party with her teddy.  Ted is wearing a Blind Veterans UK T-shirt.

Organise a collection

Ask your local place of worship to hold a Remembrance collection during a service. Work with your group or organisation to organise a collection in aid of Blind Veterans UK. 

Get in touch and we'll tell you how.

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Bucket collection taking a donation for Blind Veterans UK.

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