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    Blind veteran Mark Abel returns from Invictus Games and now plans a skydive to raise money for charity

    Blind veteran and swimmer Mark Abel is back from representing the UK in the Invictus Games, where he not only competed against other veterans he also met Prince Harry.   Although Mark didn’t win a medal in this year’s heats he said he was able to push himself and achieve two personal bests: the 100m

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    Blind veterans from the US & South Africa make a visit to our Llandudno centre

    Last week we welcomed blind veterans from the US and South Africa to our Llandudno centre as part of our Project Gemini. Project Gemini is an exchange programme which enables our blind veterans and the BVA (Blinded Veterans Association) to share experiences and knowledge about blind rehabilitation and readjustment training. The veterans also discuss vision

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    Mosaic Masterpieces by Paul Watts

    Blind veteran, Paul Watts discovered a new and rather unique passion at his last training week at our Brighton centre. Paul studied the art of mosaic during his visit, learning how to create pieces such as a mosaic coffee table with the help from art and craft instructor Dave Bryant. After the training week Paul

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    Blind veterans make history!

    Three blind veterans have made history today as they become the first civilian team to compete at the Pace Sticking World Championships. The championships take place at Sandhurst and the team included three of our blind veterans Kevin Alderton, Billy Baxter and Steve Birkin. They were led by the sighted Drum Major Tony Taylor and took

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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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