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Ex-Serviceman Peter Price had his life turned upside down when his eyesight started to fade and he found doing everyday tasks increasingly difficult. After years of suffering in silence he was eventually registered blind. He had lost his job and his ability to drive but just a few years on, with the support of Blind Veterans UK, Peter's life has turned around and he has re-gained the independence he so missed.

Visit our No One Alone Website to find out more about how we helped Peter and about the lifelong support we provide for all ex-Service men and women battling sight loss: http://www.noonealone.org.uk/peter-prices-story/

#PeterPrice #NoOneAlone #SightLoss #exService #Veteran
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The Arts and Crafts Instructors at our Brighton centre went on a team day to West Dean Design and Craft Fair to gather inspiration from the exhibitors. The Instructors will take many ideas back to the workshop in Ovingdean to share with our blind veterans.

If you would like to find out more about how we support ex-Service men and women with sight loss please visit our website: http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/how-we-help/how-we-support-blind-veterans/art-and-craft/

#ArtAndDesign #Art #ArtsandCrafts #Brighton #ex-Service
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67-year-old blind veteran Brian Eldridge was 'honoured' to be +Blind Veterans UK’s standard-bearer for #ArmedForcesDay . He marched with our official standard during the opening parade of the national Armed Forces Day event in Stirling, Scotland.

Brian said "I am very proud that Blind Veterans UK asked me and the fact that I am able to represent the charity on Armed Forces Day is a real honour. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the Armed Forces and to spend time with other veterans - you still get that sense of camaraderie you did when you were in the Forces."

http://www.noonealone.org.uk/news/2014/06/blind-army-veteran-honoured-to-be-blind-veterans-uks-standard-bearer-for-armed-forces-day/

#NoOneAlone   #Veterans   #SightLoss  
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Today blind veteran Bob Early has 100 reasons to smile as he celebrates his 100th birthday. We’d like to wish Bob a very Happy Birthday from everyone here at +Blind Veterans UK!
 
Find out Bob’s secret to a long and happy life, here www.noonealone.org.uk/news/2014/07/blind-veteran-shares-secret-to-long-life-on-100th-birthday

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin as our new Chief Executive. Nick is a highly distinguished military officer who spent more than 30 years on active service. We are thrilled that Nick Caplin will be Blind Veterans UK’s new Chief Executive.
 
Nick Caplin said: “I am proud and honoured to have been appointed as Blind Veterans UK’s Chief Executive. Since 1915, the charity has provided outstanding services and lifelong support to vision-impaired ex-Service men and women”

http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/news-resources/latest-news/2014/07/blind-veterans-uk-appoints-major-general-(rtd)-nick-caplin-cb-as-new-chief-executive/ 
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A huge well done to everyone that took part in the 100k walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK. It was a tough expedition and journeying 100k in the hot weather was no easy task.

We have now uploaded the pictures to our flickr page, why not take a look and see if it is something you could do next year? https://www.flickr.com/photos/blindveterans/sets/72157645366302902/

#Walk100   #charitychallenge  
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You could win £15,000 in the Blind Veterans UK Summer Super Draw Lottery on the 8th August! Enter now for your chance to win our jackpot in the weekly lottery; https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/how-you-can-help/weeklylottery/

#Lottery #£15000 #BlindVeteransUK #WeeklyDraw
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As members of the Vision 2020 Group, Blind Veterans UK are delighted to support the NHS's Call to Action for Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss. The Call to Action was launched at the Vision UK 2014 conference by Dr Mike Bewick.

To find out more about the +NHS Choices Call to action and why we are supporting it please visit our website: http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/news-resources/latest-news/2014/06/nhs-improving-eye-health-and-reducing-sight-loss-a-call-to-action/

#NHS #EyeHealth #SightLoss #Veterans #Vision2020 #VisionUK2014 #CharityTuesday
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Blind veteran Mo Leighton led a gardener’s question and answer session recently, at our Llandudno centres Potting and Plants week. Dewi Roberts, the centres Sports & Recreation Instructor said it “absolutely dwarfed BBC Radio 4’s programme!”

Visit our blog to find out more about Mo’s experiences and the other events and trips that took place during the week. http://www.blindveteransblog.org.uk/community-and-events/potting-plants-week-at-the-llandudno-centre-by-dewi-roberts-sports-recreation-instructor

#Gardening #Veterans #SightLoss #Llandudno
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We would like to extend a huge thank you to all +Specsavers stores who embraced the #ArmedForcesDay  spirit and celebrated and supported us throughout the week.

We are so grateful for your efforts. Here are a some great #Selfies from the week!

http://www.pinterest.com/blindveteransuk/afwspecsavers-armed-forces-week-specsavers/

#Monday  
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Happy 4th July to all of our friends in America! +Blind Veterans UK take part in an annual exchange with the US +Blinded Veterans Association called Project Gemini. Visit our blog to find out from blind veteran Colin Williamson about the 2014 event: http://www.blindveteransblog.org.uk/community-and-events/project-gemini-2014-by-colin-williamson

#independenceday    #happyindependenceday   #4thofjuly   #happy4thofjuly   #ProjectGemini  
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We are delighted to announce a new charity partnership with The Monarch Foundation, who organise charitable activity for The Monarch Group. They will be helping us to raise vital funds to support blind veterans and increase awareness of +Blind Veterans UK so we can reach more ex-Service men and women who are eligible for our help.

We also plan to share our specialist skills with The Monarch Group to help them provide an even better service for their vision impaired customers.

http://www.blindveteransblog.org.uk/news/blind-veterans-uk-announces-a-new-charity-partnership-with-the-monarch-foundation
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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.