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Home Visitor: Beccles, Suffolk

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Ongoing
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Beccles, Suffolk

Our veteran has had an interesting time in the military, having served in the UK and Germany as a Gunner with the British Army Royal Artillery. Before losing his sight, he worked on steam locomotives and had an interest in model making and cross stit…

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Home Visitor: Prestatyn, Clwyd

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Ongoing
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Prestatyn, Clwyd

Our veteran served with the Army Air Corps and had an interesting time working with Scout and Sioux helicopters and beaver aircraft. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed swimming, wine and beer making and was a musician; he still enjoys playing his in…

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Home Visitor: Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Ongoing
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Lowestoft, Suffolk

We are looking for a volunteer to visit our veteran living in Lowestoft. After working for the Foreign Office, our veteran served as Cheif Petty Officer in the Women's Royal Navy, listening to German U boat communications. Prior to losing her sight s…

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Lunch Club 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: 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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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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Home Visitor: Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

Our Royal Engineers veteran had a fascinating career in the military, fighting in the Normandy invasion through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Before losing his sight he enjoy fishing and yoga; now in his 90s, he spends his time listening to t…

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Home Visitor: Felixstowe, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Felixstowe, Suffolk

Our veteran has had a fascinating life, having served with the Indian and British Armies before embarking on a second career in vehicle sales which saw him working in Africa, USA, Australia and Europe. Now based in Felixstowe, he would like a reliabl…

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Archery & Stamp Collecting Companion: Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex

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Ongoing
Location
Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex

Our RAF veteran has two very different hobbies: stamp collecting and archery! He attends archery club every Monday evening and would benefit hugely from a volunteer who could accompany him to the club. He would also love someone with a good sense of …

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Walking Companion: Oldbury, West Midlands

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Ongoing
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Walking Companion: Oldbury, West Midlands

Our Oldbury based RAF veteran would love a volunteer to escort him on walks and talk to. Having lost his sight over 40 years ago, our veteran now has declining hearing which has caused him to lose a lot of confidence. He would love a volunteer to hel…

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Home Visitor: Thatcham, Berkshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Thatcham, Berkshire

Blind Veterans UK is looking for a friendly and helpful volunteer to visit our Army veteran based in Thatcham. With limited family in the area, our veteran would love a volunteer to help him and his wife get out and about in his local area for a coff…

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Home Visitor: Lakenheath, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Lakenheath, Suffolk

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our yoga loving veteran in Lakenheath. After serving with the RAF in Singapore and Hong Kong as an instrument mechanic, our veteran moved back to the UK and taught yoga for 10 years. Now in his late 80…

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