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Home Visitor: Haverhill, Suffolk

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Ongoing
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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: Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Ongoing
Location
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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Home Visitor: Beccles, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
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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Shopping Companion: King's Lynn, Norfolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
King's Lynn, Norfolk

Now aged 95, our Army veteran is a very independent lady who loves to shop! Although she is able to get out and about in her local area, she would like to get over to King's Lynn where there is more selection. She would love a volunteer who could esc…

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Driver: Watton, Thetford

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Norfolk

Our vision-impaired veteran served in the WRAF in the 1950's. She is a creative person, and before losing her sight she enjoyed crochet, needlework, tapestry and model making. She enjoys TV, radio and listening to music on her tape recorder and recor…

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Veteran Engagement Volunteer

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Westminster, London

We are looking for friendly volunteers to help us get in contact with our blind veterans!At Blind Veterans UK, we have a community of volunteers who visit our veterans in their homes to provide them with companionship and conversation. We are looking…

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Home Visitor: Hayes, Middlesex

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Hayes, Middlesex

Looking for an energetic and patient volunteer to help our Hayes based veteran organise his kitchen. Our veteran had a very interesting time serving with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and was stationed in Cyprus, Belize, Jamaica and Gibraltar. Before los…

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Outings Companion: Camden, North London

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Camden, North London

We are looking for a friendly and patient volunteer to visit our North London veteran. Born in Gujarat, India, our veteran joined the RAF in 1953, serving in Malaysia, Singapore and Wiltshire before being discharged as a Corporal. Now in his late 80s…

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Gardening Support: Bath, Somerset

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Bath, Somerset

Our Light Infantry veteran is looking for someone to support him in his gardening, a task that has become more challenging with his deteriorating sight. He would love a friendly volunteer who could help him improve his garden and work out the best pl…

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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 invovled in waterproofing vehicles prior to the D-Day landings. Returning back to the UK after his di…

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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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Walking Companion: Oldbury, West Midlands

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Ongoing
Location
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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