Local military charity invites you to a volunteer open day


BVUK1Blind Veterans UK, a local charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, is inviting residents of Gwynedd and Conwy to attend a volunteer open day.

The charity is looking for prospective new volunteers to support the Regional Fundraising Team in a variety of different activities and roles within the area.  With an extensive range of upcoming events, the charity is particularly on the lookout for volunteers to assist with manning stalls, taking registrations, promoting events and much, much more to be revealed on the day.

Attendees on the day will also have the opportunity to discover how the training and support provided by the organisation enables veterans living with sight loss to lead fulfilling and independent lives. The charity’s staff members will also be on hand to discuss their work and demonstrate the life changing equipment and services they use to any other visitors who would like to find out more about the charity or potentially know a veterans who may benefit from our support.

Victoria Beech, Blind Veterans UK Regional Fundraiser, says: “Open days are a great way of reminding the local community about the work we do and why it’s so important to the lives of the veterans we support. Our volunteers are vital in supporting us in raising funds and this event will be a great opportunity for others to find out how they can contribute. We have a range of exciting events coming up this year, so there has never been a better time to get involved!, whether you have a few hours, one day a year or one day a week to give – you could make a difference and help us support our Blind Veterans.”

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the centre’s recently installed, ‘Victory Over Blindness’ sculpture, an artwork demonstrating the bravery and determination of the blind veterans returning home from the First World War.

The Blind Veterans UK Volunteer Open Day will take place on Saturday 21 April from 10am to 1pm. Admission is free, though donations to the charity would be warmly received. For more information, please email Suzanne.evanson@blindveterans.org.uk or call 01492 868723.

Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and the charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in WWI. 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.

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

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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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