Blind Veterans UK has designed a unique range of gifts and commemorative items focussed on the imagery of ‘Victory over Blindness’ as portrayed by our iconic sculpture of that name, installed in Manchester.
The phrase ‘victory over blindness’ was coined by our charity’s founder and continues to guide the ethos of our organisation to this day.
Our products are manufactured in the UK to the highest standards, often helping maintain the employment of ex-Service men and women. Whether purchased as a gift, a piece of timeless memorabilia, or simply as a reminder of the charity’s work, the profits from each item go entirely to supporting the work of Blind Veterans UK.
During the current Covid19 crisis, it has never been more important where we choose to spend our money. Please consider purchasing your gifts from Blind Veterans UK.
If you have a question please email Supporter Services or call the team on 0300 111 22 33.
Limited edition sterling silver commemorative coin
Designed by Matthew Bonaccorsi, former chief designer at the Royal Mint. this 39mm diameter hallmarked sterling silver commemorative coin is limited to a run of 3017 – the number of blinded veterans first cared for by the charity. Every coin is individually dedicated to one of those First World War soldiers, sailors or airmen.
Each coin includes a braille inscription reading ‘Victory over Blindness’.
£79.99 (including P&P)
24ct gold-plated commemorative coin
Designed by Matthew Bonaccorsi, former chief designer at the Royal Mint. The 39mm gold-plated commemorative coin shows the iconic image from the Victory over Blindness sculpture of seven blinded soldiers walking back from the trenches, their hands on their comrades’ shoulders. Each coin includes a braille inscription reading ‘Victory over Blindness’.
£25 (including P&P)
We are to be able to offer for sale a very special, limited edition sculpture. This ‘maquette’ is a 1:7 scale replica of the Victory over Blindness statue that stands at Manchester Piccadilly station. Sculptress Johanna Domke-Guyot created the original statue and now she, in collaboration with Bronze Age foundry in East London, have produced a maximum of 24 of these sculptures.
Standing 215mm high by 465mm wide and 105mm deep, each maquette takes more than 600 man hours to complete. The maquette comes mounted on a Portland stone base, with its limited edition number engraved on a cast brass plaque made from a World War One artillery shell. Each maquette is supplied in a bespoke, British-made wooden case.
Official Red Arrows cufflinks
Officially licensed by the UK Ministry of Defence, these striking cufflinks commemorate the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows. These cufflinks have been made using aluminium reclaimed from the airframe of a Hawk T1 that formerly flew as part of the famous squad. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
£129.99 (including P&P)
Gift set of three ‘patriotic soaps’
Handmade, lightly fragranced soaps in red, white and blue produced exclusively for Blind Veterans UK by Blue Lemon in Shrewsbury.
£15.99 (including P&P)
Single malt whisky in bespoke Victory over Blindness decanter
Presented in an exclusive glass decanter etched with the Victory over Blindness silhouette, this 70cl single malt English Original Whisky is matured in specially selected Bourbon casks. It has a gentle aroma with hints of vanilla and tropical fruits.