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    Celebrating 100 years of service

    Next year, Blind Veterans UK will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of our charity’s foundation in 1915 – and marking 100 years of proud service. That’s 100 years of providing life-changing support and help to blind and vision-impaired ex -Service men and women – from the very first blind veterans of World War I right

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    Training for the Conwy Half Marathon, by Jane Duddle

    Jane works at our Llandudno centre as a Rehabilitation Officer for the Visually Impaired (ROVI) and has been inspired by our blind veterans to raise money for Blind Veterans UK. We caught up with her one week before her big run to see what her top training tips are. If you’d told me a couple

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    Poems by Paul Jacobs

    To celebrate National Poetry Day we are sharing poetry from one of our very talented blind ex-Service men Paul Jacobs. Paul Jacobs GM, served with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, and was blinded on Afghanistan’s frontline on 20th August 2009. He was awarded the prestigious George Medal for bravery as he continued to protect his

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    Military Week in Llandudno by Dewi Roberts

    Blind veterans enjoyed a week long military-themed trip hosted by our centre in Llandudno. They spent their week with firearms, at war museums, meeting serving veterans and much more. Here are some highlights of the week from Dewi Roberts: The newly appointed Activities Team Leader here at the Blind Veterans UK centre in Llandudno, Mark Hollis, used to be a trained firearms instructor at

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    Joan Osborne switches the 75th Anniversary lights on at the Brighton centre

    As we celebrate the 75th anniversary year of the Brighton centre it was appropriate that Joan Osborne was asked by centre manager Lesley Garven to turn the lights on. Joan has known Blind Veterans UK her entire life and as a young girl she spent the Christmas of 1938 at the centre with her family,

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