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Home Visitor: Felixstowe, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Felixstowe, Suffolk

We are looking for a volunteer to visit our veteran living in Felixstowe. After joining the RAF in 1942, he trained as an aero engine fitter and was involved in waterproofing vehicles prior to the D-Day landings. Returning back to the UK after his di…

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Outings Companion: Wigston, Leicester

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Wigston, Leicester

Blind Veterans UK are looking for a friendly car driver to visit our RAF veteran based in Wigston and help him get out and about in the local area. Having joined the RAF Medical Branch six months before the start of WWII, he is full of interesting st…

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Home Visitor: Gosford, Oxfordshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Gosford, Oxfordshire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our RAF veteran in Gosford. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed model making, gardening, swimming and travelling. Now in his late 80s, he is a pleasure to chat to and loves being around people, but a l…

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Home Visitor/Outings Companion: Banbury, Oxfordshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Banbury, Oxfordshire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our Royal Army veteran in Banbury. He is a chatty man and has a great interest in local history and current affairs. He would love a volunteer who could visit him and read him the newspaper, or take hi…

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Home Visitor/Outings Companion: Watton, Norfolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Watton, Thetford, Norfolk

Blind Veterans UK are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our Home Guard veteran in Watton. After joining the Land Army she was transferred to the Home Guard in 1942 and lived through the Blitz in London. Now in her mid-90s, she has very little…

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Memoir Writing Helper: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Having served in the RAF as both a navigator and a Air Traffic Control Officer, our veteran completed 42 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the French Legion d'Honneur. Now a widower based in Oxfordshire, he aims to publish a…

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Home Visitor: Nottingham

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Nottingham

Blind Veterans UK is looking for a volunteer to visit a veteran who served with the No. 47 Royal Marine Commando and took part in the D-Day landings at Gold Beach. At 93 years old, our blind veteran is a sociable man would like someone to visit him o…

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Home Visitor: Worcester

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
West Midlands

Our blind veteran would appreciate some support to get organised and also to guide him by pointing out jobs that he needs to do, so that he can do the jobs himself i.e., dusting, cleaning. Our veteran served in the Army and was in the Mercian Regimen…

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Home Visitor: Solihull, West Midlands

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Solihull, West Midlands

Our blind veteran served in the Royal Navy as an Engineer, spending time in the Far East. He has an interest in brushing up his French, enjoys history and crosswords (but now would like help with these) and prior to his sight loss he enjoyed watching…

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Home Visitor: SW Birmingham

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands

We are looking for someone who would be interested in becoming a home visiting volunteer for one of our wonderful blind veterans. Our veteran has a love of DIY, and throughout his life he has had jobs which involved using these skills and he does mis…

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Home Visitor: SW Birmingham

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Nr. Cofton Hackett, Birmingham

Would you like to enable one of our blind veterans who is quite lonely to become less isolated and improve his quality of life? Our blind veteran is looking for someone to accompany him out to his local social club. The most important requirements fo…

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Home Visitor: Cleator, Cumbria

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Cleator, Cumbria

Would you like to visit a blind Army veteran living in Cleator who feels quite lonely. By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive one-to-one relationship you can help to reduce the effects of isolation so commonly …

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