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Iconic Llandudno centre for Blind Veterans set to open its doors to mark 8th Birthday

The military charity, Blind Veterans UK, is set to open its doors on Saturday 21 September from 10:30 – 1:30 and is inviting members of the general public to join them at their iconic Llandudno Centre for a Birthday Brew Up.

To mark the 8th successful year that the centre has been open, Blind Veterans UK are offering this unique opportunity for the public to discover for themselves the difference that they have been making.

Those attending will get the chance to explore a Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment (ROVI) room filled with Visual Impairment (VI) assistance equipment. They will find out how to send an email using state of the art voice over software in the IT Training Room, as well as try their hands at basic everyday tasks under blindfold.

Members of the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Marksmen Club will also be on hand for those wishing to try VI riffle shooting.

With free admission on the day for all and welcomed donations to support the work, the public will be able to speak with team members and blind veterans from the local area to discover more about the exciting activities on offer and how sight loss should not be a barrier to any activity – from water sports to driving, arts and crafts to archery!

Speaking ahead of the upcoming event, Victoria Beech, Community and Events Fundraising Manager Wales, said:

“Over the last 8 years we have grown to feel part of the local community and love an opportunity to open our doors and invite our neighbours and supports to come and see how vital the work we do is in terms of changing veteran’s lives. 

“At the end of the day without the support of our community – whether in the form of donations or the provision of activities for our veterans – we are unable to provide the support, rehabilitation, experiences and equipment we do that enables our veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives”

There will be plenty of birthday cake and a nice hot brew on hand to toast the birthday celebrations. Activities will be suitable for all ages (children under 16years must be accompanied by an adult) and there will a quiz competition with a chance to win a birthday bundle including Blind Veterans UK goodies and a £10 One4All voucher.

For more information contact Suzanne.evanson@blindveterans.org.uk / 01492 864574. You can also register your interest by visiting (insert web link here)

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, the charity has provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

It currently supports more blind veterans than ever before in the charity’s history, but it knows there are many more who still need its support to rebuild their lives following their sight loss.

Notes to Editor

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

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

For all media enquiries please contact:

Laura Weir – PR & Communications Executive 020 7616 7955 / laura.weir@blindveterans.org.uk / blindveterans.org.uk

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