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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: Stoke on Trent

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Could you visit a blind national service veteran living in Stoke on Trent who is suffering from loneliness? By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive one-to-one relationship you can help to reduce the effects of i…

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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: 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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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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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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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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Arts & Crafts Companion: Piddington, Northamptonshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Piddington, Northamptonshire

A recent visit to our Brighton centre has inspired our Royal Military Police veteran to get creative! He would like a volunteer to visit him in his home to provide company and help him with his arts & crafts. At the moment he particularly enjoys …

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Home Visitor: Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Chelmsford, Essex

Our Royal Navy veteran had an interesting time serving on Hunt and Battle Class Destroyers in the North Sea, South East Asia, Colombo and the Isle of Man. He used to enjoy photography, but since losing his sight has been operating his own online radi…

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