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    Project Gemini. 30th May-7th June 2015 by Colin Williamson

    For the second year in succession we welcomed two members of St. Dunstans South Africa who joined beneficiaries from Blind Veterans UK and the U.S. based Blinded Veterans Association on the annual exchange programme entitled Project Gemini. About Project Gemini The week long exchange, which started back in 2011, brings together blinded veterans from all

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    Blind Football

    During WWI, social and sporting activities were hugely important to blind veterans while undergoing rehabilitation at St Dunstans Lodge in Regent’s Park. They enjoyed dancing, rowing on the lake and even football! They played the game similarly to a penalty shoot out, with a sighted goalkeeper clapping his hands to indicate his position. We had

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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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    More than 100 people take a leap for Blind Veterans UK

    This weekend more than 100 people (including 5 blind veterans) gathered in Brighton for a very exciting event. They were all taking a giant leap from the Grand Hotel in Brighton for the ultimate abseiling experience.   On the day we saw a variety of ages – from an astonishing 83 right down to 10

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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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