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Home Visitor: Shrewsbury, West Midlands

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Ongoing
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Shrewsbury, West Midlands

Our green-fingered RAF veteran has won prizes for his gardening talents! Before losing his sight, he had a wide range of hobbies including boxing and ballroom dancing, but since losing his sight, spends his time listening to music. With his wife very…

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Archery Companion: Sheffield (No archery experience required!)

Length of Role
Ongoing

One of our veterans is an accomplished archer and would love some support at his practice sessions at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, on a Monday morning. If you could spare approximately 3 hours on a Monday morning to meet our veteran and …

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Occasional Driver: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Our veteran in Harrogate is a 94 year old retired Squadron Leader.  He is a very sociable man who has led a fascinating life.  Sadly, his wife now lives in a nursing home about 5 miles away from their family home and when his daughter goes away on ho…

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Home Visitor: Evesham, Worcestershire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Evesham, Worcestershire

We are looking for a warm and patient volunteer to visit our World War II Royal Navy veteran in Evesham. Now in his 90s, he is very independent and loves to garden. He does struggle to hear, but if you are patient and fancy a trip to the garden centr…

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Home Visitor: Pershore, Worcestershire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Pershore, Worcestershire

We are looking for a volunteer to visit our veteran in Pershore and help him type up his memoirs on the computer. Our Royal Air Force veteran is very well traveled and had an incredible second career as an interior designer and architect, working on …

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Home Visitor: Pershore, Worcestershire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Pershore, Worcestershire

We are looking for someone with a good sense of humour to visit our veteran in Pershore. He had an interesting career in the military, having served with the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman in World War II. Now in his 90s, our veteran has a great intere…

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Home Visitor: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Basingstoke, Hampshire

Blind Veterans UK are looking for a patient and positive volunteer to visit our veteran in Basingstoke who served as an air wireless engineer in the Women's Royal Air Force. Prior to losing her sight, she had a passion for handicrafts; nowadays, she …

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Driver: Oxford

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Oxfordshire

Blind Veterans UK is looking for volunteers to help transport our members to our monthly lunch clubs in the Oxford area. Lunch clubs occur on the 2nd Thursday each month and are a great opportunity for our members to catch up with each other over a g…

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Home Visitor: Cambridge

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Cambridge

At 49, our Cambridge based veteran is one of our younger beneficiaries, but has interesting tales of his service with the Coldstream Guards in Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Kuwait, Kenya and London. Since losing his sight, he has felt isolated, so…

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Home Visitor: Haverhill, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Haverhill, Suffolk

Our RAF veteran is looking for a volunteer to help him attend a local IT course that he has trouble reaching. He has a great love of model railways, so would also love the volunteer to visit another veteran who is a fellow train enthusiast with a lar…

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Home Visitor: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

We are looking for a volunteer to visit our 98 year old veteran based in Bury St Edmunds. Having served as Sergeant Major in the British Army for 25 years, he has a keen interest in military and history books. He is an interesting and active gentleme…

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Home Visitor: Seaham, County Durham

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Seaham, County Durham

Blind Veterans UK has an opportunity for a volunteer visitor in Seaham, County Durham.  Our veteran was called up to service in the Royal Engineers and after serving his country returned to Seaham and life as a coal miner. We would like to find a vol…

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