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Physiotherapist and Team GB athlete from Sheffield completes London Marathon for military charity in memory of great-grandfather

A physiotherapist and Team GB athlete from Sheffield has completed the London Marathon in an incredible two hours 49 minutes and 32 seconds, despite being ill. He ran on behalf of Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Steve, 37, says: “It was a great day, as it always is at the London Marathon. It wasn’t quite the time I was aiming for, but unfortunately I was battling against a cold in the days before, so I’m still very happy with it!

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Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Honours Outstanding Supporters at annual awards ceremony

Award winners at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s fifth annual Awards ceremony held on April 20 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

Last night the RAF Benevolent Fund held its annual Awards ceremony at the Royal College of Surgeons in London to celebrate and honour its supporters, donors and volunteers for their remarkable contributions.

The Awards, kindly sponsored by Lockheed Martin UK, were compered by famous voiceover artist and aviation enthusiast Peter Dickson.

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Marathon runners raise funds for disabled veterans

24 April 2017 – The London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK and this year veterans’ charity The Royal Star & Garter Homes was represented by three runners keen to go the extra mile to raise funds for the Charity they feel so passionately for.

The 26.2-mile course was completed by Pauline Shaw, Director of Care and Service Development, Matt Petersen, a member of the Body of Governors for the Charity and Trevor Griffiths, an ex-Serviceman.

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Gurkha struggle in post-earthquake Nepal

Tuesday 25 April – Two years on from the devastating Nepal earthquakes, a British charity is rushing to rehouse hundreds of Gurkha veterans and widows before the third monsoon since the disaster arrives.

The quakes left approximately 600,000 people across the country without a home. The majority are still living in rudimentary shelters constructed from corrugated metal sheets and the remains of former buildings.

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Local charity launches life-saving appeal

Worthing-based military charity, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), has launched an appeal to try and raise enough money to purchase a life-saving piece of equipment.

A Cough Assist Machine might not sound like much, but it saves lives, and is a vital piece of equipment for those who have a weak or ineffective cough due to a neuromuscular disease or cervical spinal cord injury.

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Military charity is calling on knitters to “Knit a Spit” and cover a Spitfire

Military charity Blind Veterans UK is calling on the nation’s knitters and crocheters to “Knit a Spit”, a fantastic fundraising challenge in which the charity is aiming to knit enough squares to cover a Supermarine Spitfire replica.

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is kindly allowing Blind Veterans UK to cover its static Supermarine Spitfire aircraft replica with the wonderful donated knitted squares. The display will be shown at the Museum on 6 August at its Family Fun Day which is open to the public.

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Blind veteran from Cumbria receives prestigious medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

A Second World War blind veteran from Cumbria has been formally presented with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

William Gerard Lackey, 96 and from Ulverston, was presented with the prestigious honour by Philip Daniel, the Honorary French Consul of Liverpool, on behalf of French president Francois Hollande. The special ceremony took place at a reunion dinner held in Barrow-in-Furness and was organised by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, from whom he receives support.

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