Blind veteran Les Hammond has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion for his part in the liberation of France.
Blind veteran Les Hammond joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1943. As he was quite small, Les was sent to a development centre to build up his muscles and improve his physical development. Les says: “The idea was that I’d put on weight but by the end of it I’d lost a pound… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
Inspired by the help he has been given by our charity, George decided to begin volunteering. George came along to our one-day volunteer training course in May 2015 and now supports our No One Alone team. Our No One Alone campaign reaches out to veterans in the UK who are eligible for free, lifelong support… Read More »
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,… Read More »