March for veterans with 10-mile-walk this Saturday

A local military charity is holding a 10 mile walking challenge this Saturday 30 March and encouraging people to join them on the day.

Starting and finishing at the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno at 10:00 am, walkers will head for the Promenade, along to the War Memorial before making their way up and around the Great Orme.

Those already signed up to take part include Blind Veterans UK staff members who will be dressed in First World War costumes walking with their hand on the shoulder of the person in front as the very first blind veterans did. They will be joined by members of the Royal Welsh, members of the local community keen to support Blind Veterans UK as well as blind veterans supported by the charity.

Local residents can still register by contacting victoria.beech@blindveterans.org.uk or arriving at the Llandudno Centre before 9:45 am to sign up on the day.

For those wishing to support the charity but not able to undertake the challenge, volunteers are also hosting a ‘Meet Up Brew Up’ at the Llandudno Centre for from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Visitors can come and join in with some biscuit themed fun including a biscuit building competition while exploring the Blind Veterans UK training facilities.

The ‘Meet Up Brew Up’ is perfect for people wishing to help the charity welcome back the walkers with a hot drink and biscuits before medals are presented to those who have completed the challenge.

This is walk and ‘Meet Up Brew Up’ are both part of Blind Veterans UK’s March Is For Veterans which allows people to support the charity in various ways throughout the month of March. You can find out more at blindveterans.org.uk/marchisforveterans

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.uk and 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
T: 020 7616 7955
E:
laura.weir@blindveterans.org.uk

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