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Review Reader: London

Length of Role
Ongoing

Our monthly Review magazine is key in engaging our veterans with all things Blind Veterans UK. Including news, opportunities and our monthly quiz, the magazine helps our veterans keep up to date with what the charity is doing.  As well as a printed v…

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Home Visitor/Gardener: Halesworth, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Halesworth, Suffolk

Our veteran has a passion for gardening and would enjoy the company of a like-minded person to assist him in this activity which has become more challenging with sight loss; he cannot see the plants as he used to! He is a quiet man in his 80s who has…

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Special Event Collectors (Victory Over Blindness)

Length of Role
One-off

One off Event - Volunteer Collector – Manchester City Centre – 16th October 2018  Volunteer collectors not only play a valuable role in raising vital funds for Blind Veterans UK – they also act as the first point of contact with the charity for many …

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Home Visitor: Fareham, Hampshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Fareham, Hampshire

Are you a born organiser with the patience to help one of our female veterans? Our veteran is from Naval family and served in the Women's Royal Naval Service before having an interesting career as a researcher and running her own business. Now in her…

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Home Visitor: Winchester, Hampshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Winchester, Hampshire

Our female veteran now lives in the Winchester area and would love a volunteer to visit her and share her stories with. She would love to be able to get out and about in her community for a walk or a coffee; activities which have become more challeng…

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Woodwork Companion: Halstead, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Halstead, Suffolk

Our active and independent veteran is a keen engineer, woodworker and model maker and thrives on the projects he undertakes. He is currently restoring an original locomotive carriage and assisting a team of enthusiasts in Ireland. When he's not in th…

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Companion: Aldershot, Hampshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Aldershot, Hampshire

We are looking for a friendly and active volunteer to visit our RAF veteran in Aldershot! Now in his early-80s, our veteran is mobile but due to his sight loss, he cannot leave the house without an escort, so spends a lot of his time listening to aud…

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Home Visitor: Eccles, Manchester

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Eccles, Manchester

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our blind veteran in Eccles. Having joined the Royal Navy in 1941, he served as a Leading Telegraphist on HMS Drake, HMS Fame and HMS Zambesi in Korea. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed driving, read…

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Home Visitor: Preston, Lancashire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Preston, Lancashire

We have a number of veterans in Preston who would benefit hugely from a friendly face to pop by once a week or fortnight to say hello and brighten their day. By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive one-to-one re…

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Home Visitor: Aldershot, Hampshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Aldershot, Hampshire

Having served in the Royal Army Parachute Regiment, our veteran has had a fascinating military career in Bahrain, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Yemen and Northern Ireland. Now in his 70s, he is an independant and social gentleman but has difficultly g…

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Home Visitor: Farnborough, Hampshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Farnborough, Hampshire

With a long career as a Squadron Leader in the RAF, this veteran is full of interesting stories of his military time in Germany, Turkey and the UK. Now in his late 80s, he is still very mobile; however, his wife now lives seperately in a care home du…

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Home Visitor: Brundall, Norwich

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Brundall, Norwich

Having served in the Army during World War II, our veteran is full of stories about his interesting time in the military. Now in his 90s, our veteran has a keen interest in current affairs and enjoys listening to audio books. He would like a easy goi…

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