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    To mark the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day – Reasons to Wonder! By blind veteran Sid ‘Badgie’ Hoyle.

    As we continue to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day, and the end of the Second World War, we bring you an article by Sid ‘Badgie’ Hoyle a late beneficiary of Blind Veterans UK and a FEPOW who writes of the worst year of his life — 1943. The below article is taken from

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    Blind veteran Ray goes fishing in Llandudno!

    Last week Dewi, a Sports and Recreation Instructor at our centre in Llandudno hosted a fishing week for a group of blind veterans. We caught up with Ray Ashworth, a blind veteran who took part in the week with several other of the charities beneficiaries. He said “It was a fabulous week, getting to know

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    Blind veteran Derek O’Rourke paints The Queen

    On June 4 blind ex-Service men and women and their families celebrated 100 years of our charity with a special event – a garden party at Buckingham Palace. By kind permission of Her Majesty the Queen. Before the event one of our talented blind veterans Derek O’Rourke created a wonderful portrait of Her Majesty which

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    Blind and deaf veteran Audrey makes Pom Poms at our centre in Brighton by Leon Groombridge

    All of our veterans show the upmost courage in the face of losing their sight and this week we have made a special focus on Audrey who most certainly proves that there is life beyond sight-loss. Audrey is profoundly deaf and partially-sighted and communicates with others through the manual deaf-blind alphabet being spelt on her

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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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