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    Decorate a Decade Competition

    This week the Brighton centre was in a time warp. This trip down memory lane was courtesy of the ‘Decorate a Decade’ weeklong competition. Almost all the decades in our 100 year history were represented in Brighton this week, from the roaring 20s, through the swinging 60s – right up to present day. Staff members

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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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    Brighton Photography Week 2015

    Last week, eleven veterans came to the Brighton centre for a residential photography week where they would take part in workshops, complete projects and visit the many places that present photographic oppurtunities in Sussex. In the group there were varying levels of experience, from novice to expert. Some were getting to grips with the basics,

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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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