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Home Visitor: Hove, Sussex

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Ongoing
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Hove, Sussex

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to provide company for our female veteran in Hove. Having served in the Royal Navy in the 1940s, she then went on to work in a bookshop and library when she returned to civilian life. Prior to losing her sight,…

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Home Visitor: Purley, Surrey

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Purley, Surrey

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our veteran in Purley. Having joined the RAF in 1942, he trained as a pilot in Arizona and flew USAF Stipsons & Harvards. He moved back to the UK after the war and worked as a Surveyor. Now in his …

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Outings Buddy: Staines, Middlesex

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Staines, Middlesex

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to take our veteran our for walks or to the pub in Staines. Called up to National Service in 1951, he joined the Royal Signals and was posted to Hamburg and Egypt. After his discharge, he returned to the UK and…

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Walking Companion: Newton Abbot, Devon

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Newton Abbot, Devon

Blind Veterans UK is looking for a volunteer to visit one of our members. A Royal Army Service Corps veteran living near Newton Abbott who along with his small dog is desperate to get out and about and enjoy the beautiful, surrounding countryside. Af…

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Home Visitor/Outings Buddy: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our veteran in Potters Bar. Having been called up on national service, he was medically discharged shortly after and returned to work on the railways. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed playing bowls …

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Home Visitors: Blackpool

Length of Role
Ongoing

We have a number of veterans in Blackpool 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 …

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Home Visitor: Lancaster

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Lancaster

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to cheer up our elderly Army veteran in Lancaster. Having joined the Army in 1947 for National Service, he served as a Chef. After being discharged, he worked on the railways and then as a postman. Before losin…

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Home Visitors: North East England

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire

We have a number of elderly blind veterans in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Durham and Northumberland who would love your company and conversation. With visual impairments, our older veterans can often feel isolated and lonely, so having a friendly face p…

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Home Visitor: Bury, Lancashire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Bury, Lancashire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our Blind Veteran in Bury, Lancashire. He volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1944. After service in a corvette operating off Malta and West Africa he was later in the battleship HMS Renown based in Port…

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Home Visitor: Barrow-in-Furness

Length of Role
Ongoing

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our Blind Veteran in Barrow in Furness. He joined the Royal Army in 1946 and trained as a driver. Before losing his sight, he was an avid newspaper reader an watcher of sport, in particular cricket and…

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Home Visitor: Wigan

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Wigan, Greater Manchester

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our Blind Veteran in Wigan. He joined the Royal Signals in 1951, and did his training in Catterick. He then served in Germany before being discharged in 1953. He is  an avid sports fan, in particular f…

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Home Visitor: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Stratford-upon-Avon

We are looking for a cheerful volunteer to visit our female veteran in Stratford-upon-Avon. Having joined the Wrens in 1942, she is full of interesting stories of her time in the military. Now in her mid-90s, she is very creative and enjoys history a…

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