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    BV - Llandudno 2015 Sep - 274

    Inspired by the help he has been given by our charity, George decided to begin volunteering. George came along to our one-day volunteer training course in May 2015 and now supports our No One Alone team. Our No One Alone campaign reaches out to veterans in the UK who are eligible for free, lifelong support

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    Paul Wright and Tony Bennett become first pair to cross the 100k London to Brighton challenge after running the course in 14 hours 19 minutes. This was Navy Officer Lieutenant Paul Wright’s second 100k challenge. Paul had also completed the 100k in 2015. Paul discovered our charity due to his military background. He says: “Before

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    Three blind veterans have made history today as they become the first civilian team to compete at the Pace Sticking World Championships. The championships take place at Sandhurst and the team included three of our blind veterans Kevin Alderton, Billy Baxter and Steve Birkin. They were led by the sighted Drum Major Tony Taylor and took

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    Yesterday we invited 24 blind veterans and their companions to Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. The Queen hosted the patrons lunch which saw more than 600 organisations that hold The Queen’s patronage invited to a lunch on the Mall outside of Buckingham Palace. One of our blind veterans who attended the party was

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    On June 12th Stanley will attend the Patron’s Lunch, an event organised by Buckingham Palace to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday. Stanley has been invited to represent our charity which has had The Queen as patron throughout her reign. The event will take place on the Mall outside the palace and will have over 600

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    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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    7 year old Dion Bower undertook a charity hair chop this week – and it was his first ever haircut. With the help of Pauline Evans, Care Manager at our Llandudno Centre Dion had his first ever hair cut when she chopped his long tresses off. Dion’s new bob was then transformed by Antonia at

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    Chris Nowell, soldier – turned professional photographer who was blinded by a Taliban rocket attack in Afghanistan, teaches blind veterans how to take photographs. Since losing his sight Chris has been supported by our charity, where he was taught skills to enable him to live independently with his sight loss. He also chose to attend

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    The person who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks has clearly never visited Blind Veterans UK and would certainly would have eaten their words if they had attended our recent Science and Technology week. With an average age of 75 the group Skyped, emailed, held discussions on the benefit of Windows 10

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    Happy Birthday to RAF blind veteran Eric Radford! Eric recently celebrated a milestone – his 95th birthday. He decided to mark the occasion by holding a fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK to say thank you for the support he has received since losing his sight. On the day Eric raised £256 and he added to

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