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    Last week we welcomed blind veterans from the US and South Africa to our Llandudno centre as part of our Project Gemini. Project Gemini is an exchange programme which enables our blind veterans and the BVA (Blinded Veterans Association) to share experiences and knowledge about blind rehabilitation and readjustment training. The veterans also discuss vision

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    Blind military veterans from the US and South Africa have joined our blind veterans for paddle boarding in Colwyn Bay.   The veterans, the majority of whom were blinded in Iraq and Afghanistan, are currently visiting Wales as part of a week-long trip to the UK for members of the US organisation Blinded Veterans Association

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    Navy Officer to run 100k in less than 12 hours in support of Blind Veterans UK Last year Paul Wright decided to take on our 100 kilometre challenge… but walking 100k wasn’t enough! Paul decided to run the 100k and incredibly managed to complete it in14 hours with the second fasted time out of over

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    Tommy & Mandy Sharpe

    34 year old Tommy Sharpe is walking 100k for Blind Veterans UK after witnessing the “amazing” support we provide to vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. Walking 100k is a gruelling challenge for anyone but unbelievably Tommy has only recently overcome blood cancer. Tommy was serving with the marines in Afghanistan five years ago when he

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    Bahrain marathon

    A sporty group of Navy sailors have raised an incredible £2,500 for Blind Veterans UK after comp leting the Bahrain half marathon. The group of twenty sailors from HMS Ramsey ran the Bahrain half marathon in the searing heat to raise money for our charity. One of the group members Emma Whitty decided to take

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    Happy New Year, albeit belatedly. Hope you all had a great holiday and did loads of training.  I managed a bit, even getting out for a run on Christmas Day.  Main reason being I could then feel all good about myself and relax for the rest of it. Now I am betting that a few

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    Mark Sullivan Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise & Health  has taken on the Blind Veterans UK 100k challenge many times and he shares his training tips for December in his latest blog! I got an envelope through the post from Blind Veterans UK so there is def no going back now!  What an odd period the

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    Evan Goodman

    In July next year former Service man, Evan Goodman, will be tackling the 100k walk from London to Brighton, raising money for Blind Veterans UK. Having reached the age of 50, Evan decided to give himself a real challenge and wanted to push himself physically. He also wanted to draw attention to the work our

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    Adventure Week 4snip]

    Last week, eight daring veterans descended on the Llandudno centre for a week of challenges and adventure. The Blind Veterans UK adventure week takes full advantage of the stunning and dramatic scenery for a week of activities including abseiling, canoeing, high ropes, climbing and even skiing! On Monday, the veterans were transported back to their

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    Billy Baxter on his motorbike

    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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