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    Marion Rees wins ‘Volunteer Award’ at this year’s Founders Day Awards Ceremony

    Congratulations to Marion Rees who has been awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in the Blind Veterans UK Founders Day Awards. Marion has volunteered with Blind Veterans UK for over 5 years as a befriender at our training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton. Her work involves spending time with the blind ex-Service men and women who

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    The next object revealed in our 100 objects collection

    At the start of 2015 we launched our 100 objects project to celebrate our 100th birthday.  As a part of this we are delving into 100 objects that together tell the story of our charity from 1915 right through to the present day. The object we’re unveiling is blind veteran Billy’s motorbike. In 2003, Billy

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    Blind artist Matthew Rhodes paints scenes from his military past

    The latest painting by blind veteran Matthew Rhodes, took four weeks, dedicating every day to this large canvas. The painting is of particular significance to Matthew because his draws on his experiences serving in Bosnia in 1992. He has aptly named the piece ‘Warrior’. Matt was an army physical training instructor who served in Germany,

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    A week of learning the craft of soapstone carving for vision-impaired veterans at our Brighton Centre

    In workshops led by the Adrian and Leigh, blind and vision impaired veterans were given the opportunity to practice their hand at carving with soapstone at our training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton. The veterans Leslie, Graham and Richard were completing a week of group training to develop the craft. Group training is quite 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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