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Family fun with Military charity at Llandudno Promenade

A local military charity is inviting guests to join them at the Llandudno Promenade Bandstand for an afternoon of fun and games.

Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, will be hosting an event, with visitors to the Prom invited to take part in a range of fun activities. There will also be a special motorcycle display put on by The Whistle Stop Café and Widows Sons, two local groups who support the charity.

Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK, says: “Llandudno Promenade is visited by both locals and holidaymakers from across the whole country. It’s therefore a great opportunity for Blind Veterans UK to not only increase its awareness, but also reach out to other potential beneficiaries.

“There are approximately 59,000 veterans currently living with a vision-impairment who are currently unaware they could be entitled to our support. Events like this one at the Promenade are therefore of paramount importance as we look to engage with more people than ever before.”

The Blind Veterans UK fundraising team will be on hand to educate people on what it’s like living with a vision-impairment through a series of games and competitions. Prizes, sweet treats and store vouchers will be up for grabs, making this an occasion for the whole family.

The event will take place at the Llandudno Promenade Bandstand on Saturday 12 August from 11am to 4pm. To find out more contact Victoria Beech on Victoria.beech@blindveterans.org.uk or 01492 864574.

Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and the charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in the First World War. But the organisation has gone on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning WWII to recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan. They have set the ambitious target to double the number of veterans receiving its life changing support to over 8,000 by 2022.

For more than a century, the charity has been providing vital free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support to blind and vision-impaired veterans no matter when they served or how they lost their sight. Visit blindveterans.org.uk/support to learn more about the charity and how you can support its vital work today.

For all media enquiries please contact: Felix Arbenz-Caines, PR Assistant, Blind Veterans UK, 12 – 14 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HD, E: Felix.Arbenz-Caines@blindveterans.org.uk, T: 020 7616 7941

Notes to Editor

Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK is a national charity that believes that no-one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. Founded in 1915, the charity provides blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women with lifelong support including welfare support, rehabilitation, training, residential and respite care.

Find out more at: blindveterans.org.uk, follow us on Facebook at: facebook.com/blindveteransuk and on Twitter at: twitter.com/blindveterans.

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