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It's Cannes film festival this week, and we're remembering a time when we had a famous actor in our midst!

During our WWII days, the success of the Blind Veterans UK dramatic society was helped along considerably by then-famous actor Edmond Knight. Before and after he was a blind veteran receiving support from Blind Veterans UK, he enjoyed a successful stage and film career. He was a very accomplished actor, rising to fame in a notable production of Hamlet with Laurence Olivier and starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s Waltzes from Vienna.

Read more about him here: http://www.blindveteransblog.org.uk/community-and-events/radio-play-society
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Have you been inspired by the gardens in bloom at the Chelsea Flower Show this week?

Our green fingered veterans have been enjoying some time of their own potting and planting. It’s common that many blind veterans don’t have access to a garden at home and really miss getting their hands dirty! Planting something, tending it and watching it grow is so rewarding and during our Potting and Planting week, a group got to experience this as well as having a plant to take home.

Find out more: http://www.blindveteransblog.org.uk/community-and-events/potting-and-planting-week

#chelseaflowershow   #gardening  
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Do you care for an ex-Service man or woman with severe sight loss? This Carers Week, Blind Veterans UK are pledging their support to the amazing people who care for blind veterans. And we're running events just for you! In Sheffield, we are hosting an afternoon tea for a chance to relax and connect with other carers.

Find out more here: http://www.carersweek.org/events-near-you/item/436617-afternoon-tea-at-blind-veterans-uk
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Today is the 75th Anniversary of the Evacuation of Dunkirk, it is widely known as Operation Dynamo. Between 26 May and 4 June 1940 hundreds of boats went to rescue thousands of troops after they retreated from Nazi forces. 

We support blind and vision impaired veterans, some who served in World War Two and were involved in operations at Dunkirk and today we remember everyone involved in the operation. Share your stories with us http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32821805
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On Friday, our centre in Brighton marked the 70th anniversary of VE day by cutting a huge 'VE' into the grass! This stunning image shows the centre and marvelous grounds which are enjoyed by many blind veterans every day.

Read more about how we celebrated VE day here: http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/about-us/70th-anniversary-of-ve-day/
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Tomorrow marks 70 years since the nation saw the end of the Second World War in Europe. We remember this memorable date and all those who served. Blind Veterans UK provides free support to blind ex-Service men and women and support many veterans who served in WW2.

Share to mark your celebration of this important anniversary.

http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/about-us/70th-anniversary-of-ve-day/

#VEday   #veterans   #remembrance  
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Lest We Forget !
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We're hiring an Arts & Craft instructor to design and deliver bespoke programmes for people with vision impairment at our centre in Brighton.

As an Art & Craft Instructor you'll create stimulating and sociable sessions that offer creative outlets and inspiration, create a sense of wellbeing and include a wide range of opportunities for our Veterans.
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Recently at our centre in Brighton, some blind veterans took part in the Veterans Portrait Project. 

Stacy Pearsall, disabled female Air Force combat photographer and White House Champion of Change, teamed up with British Army combat veteran, Stephen Porteous, to launch the Veterans Portrait Project UK. 

The project aims to document veterans stories so they are never forgotten. Our blind veterans took part and you see more at: http://bit.ly/1bU6FWh
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Recently at our centre in Brighton, some blind veterans took part in the Veterans Portrait Project.

Stacy Pearsall, disabled female Air Force combat photographer and White House Champion of Change, teamed up with British Army combat veteran, Stephen Porteous, to launch the Veterans Portrait Project UK.

The project aims to document veterans stories so they are never forgotten. Our blind veterans took part and you see more at: http://bit.ly/1bU6FWh
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Do you care for an ex-Service man or woman with severe sight loss? This Carers Week, Blind Veterans UK are pledging their support to the amazing people who care for blind veterans. And we're running events just for you! In Sheffield, we are hosting an afternoon tea for a chance to relax and connect with other carers.

Find out more here: http://www.carersweek.org/events-near-you/item/436617-afternoon-tea-at-blind-veterans-uk
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Today marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day and we remember the great sacrifices of the generation who served.

As we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of VE Day, some of the blind veterans we support speak of their memories of that day. We should also take time to remember that peace was not declared in the Far East until 15th August 1945. Constance Halford-Thompson marked VE Day in the Jungle Henzada in Burma with her fellow WASB(s) and British troops.

You can read their stories here here: http://www.blindveteransblog.org.uk/uncategorized/70th-anniversary-of-ve-day-by-catherine-goodier-review-editor
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We Will Remember !
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We're hiring an Arts & Craft instructor to design and deliver bespoke programmes for people with vision impairment at our centre in Brighton.

As an Art & Craft Instructor you'll create stimulating and sociable sessions that offer creative outlets and inspiration, create a sense of wellbeing and include a wide range of opportunities for our Veterans.
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We help blind and partially-sighted ex-military personnel
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We're Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan's, and we believe that no one who's served our country should battle blindness alone.

Currently, we provide professional, specialist support to over 5,000 members (3,000 blind or severely vision-impaired veterans and their families) and we helped 650 new blind veterans in 2011 .

We're here to help with a lifetime's practical and emotional support, regardless of when people served or how they lost their sight. We get our members back on their feet, recovering their independence and discovering a life beyond sight loss.

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