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    Blind Veterans UK appoints Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin CB as new Chief Executive

    Blind Veterans UK announced today that Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin CB has been appointed as its Chief Executive. Nick will begin work at the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women on 13 October 2014.   A highly distinguished military officer who spent more than 30 years on active service, Nick Caplin began

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    Doting daughter to guide blind veteran father on Great North Run challenge

    The daughter of a blind ex-soldier will be running alongside her father in a half marathon to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK, as a thank you for supporting their family through his sight loss. Charlie and Kirsty Eastwood will be taking part in the Great North Run on Sunday 7 September 2014. The race

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    Getting Crafty! Wood Week at our Llandudno centre

    Our centre in Llandudno recently dedicated a whole week to teaching visually impaired ex-Service men and women the craft of woodwork!  We were taking part in the Gwanwyn festival, which takes place in Wales each year and celebrates creativity in older age. The Gwanwyn festival is run by Age Cymru and is supported by the

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    Gardens Week at Sheffield. By Sam Ewart

    Gardening week at our Sheffield centre started off with an evening meal out at the local Crosspool Tavern. There was 19 attending in total and you could say that we were the noisiest group in the place!     The next day everyone visited the Dukeries Garden centre for some inspiration and to enjoyed a

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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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