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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 go paddle boarding with the Project Gemini group!

    Blind military veterans from the US and South Africa have joined our blind veterans for paddle boarding in Colwyn Bay.   The veterans, the majority of whom were blinded in Iraq and Afghanistan, are currently visiting Wales as part of a week-long trip to the UK for members of the US organisation Blinded Veterans Association

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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 veteran Clive Woods is awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur.

    91 year old Clive was presented with the honour at a special ceremony last week by Commandant Francois Jean from the French Consulate. The ceremony was part of our annual Beaulieu reunion and Clive’s family, friends and representatives from our charity were all invited along. Clive was awarded the honour for his help liberating France

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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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