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US and UK blind veterans to take part in week-long exchange in Wales

Blind military veterans from the US will head to Wales to join national sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK for an exchange week beginning on Sunday (20/05).

Members of the US organisation the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) will be visiting Britain through an exchange programme between the Association and Blind Veterans UK called Project Gemini.

Now in its eighth year, Project Gemini enables Blind Veterans UK and the BVA to share experiences and knowledge about matters such as blind rehabilitation and readjustment training, vision research and adaptive technology for the blind. This year the group will be based at the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno.

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UK & USA Bomb Disposal Charities Join Forces to raise funds in Washington DC

Two charities on either side of the Atlantic will once again be coming together to raise awareness and funds for the remarkable men and women of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search community. In 2016 we held the Inaugural EOD charities Gala in London, and on 15th September 2018 we are pleased to announce another joint event this time at the Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA. This event – hosted by Britain’s Felix Fund and America’s EOD Warrior Foundation – will raise funds for the two charities who support the EOD community.

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US and UK veterans’ charities host first “Life Beyond Sight Loss” seminar bringing world-renowned experts together to tackle sight loss

A research seminar bringing world-renowned experts together to discuss sight loss was held in London this week (24/05). The “Life Beyond Sight Loss” Seminar was the first in a series looking at various research and innovation ideas in relation to blind veterans.

The seminar was part of an exchange programme called Project Gemini where members of the US organisation the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) will be visiting Britain to join Blind Veterans UK this week.

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