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Kent blind veteran marches at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

A blind veteran from Kent has marched at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

David Scott, 93 and from Tunbridge Wells, marched with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

David says: “It was a splendid day, truly splendid. There was a frisson of excitement in the air which only grew as we began moving.

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Berkshire blind veteran proud to march at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

A blind veteran from Berkshire has spoken of his joy at marching at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Ron, 64, marched at the Cenotaph in London with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Ron says: “It was an amazing experience. A truly humbling experience. The feeling you get when the crowds are clapping you on is like nothing else. I was honestly surprised at the strength of my feelings as we were remembering those we had lost.

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Deptherapy Diving Team achieves continued success in Red Sea

A team from scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy has returned from another successful Red Sea training programme with three new PADI Open Water Divers, one PADI Advanced & Deep Diver and four PADI Rescue Divers.

The latest Deptherapy programme took place during the last week in October and was the second to take place this year at Roots Red Sea in El Quseir. The Programme Members were all wounded in service veterans from the UK Armed Forces suffering from life changing mental and/or physical injuries including several with acute PTSD.

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Derby blind veteran enjoys ‘special’ Remembrance Sunday marching at the Cenotaph

A blind veteran from Derby has marched at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Gary Stevenson, 50 and from Spondon, was supported to do this by local Specsavers stores including Burton-on-Trent and Derby. The stores raised over £200, money which went towards sending blind veterans, including Gary, to march.

Gary marched at the Cenotaph in London with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

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Lancashire blind veteran enjoys ‘special’ Remembrance Sunday marching at the Cenotaph

A blind veteran from Lancashire has marched at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Graham Ward, 59 and from Fleetwood, marched with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Graham says: “This was my second year marching and it was very different to my first time. Not only did I know a lot more people this year, but I was able to attend with my partner and fellow blind veteran, Lindy, who I actually met through the charity, so it was a special day for us both.

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Deeside blind veteran enjoys ‘miracle march’ at the Cenotaph in London just two weeks after heart attack

A blind veteran from Deeside has marched at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK just two weeks after suffering a heart attack.

John Robinson, 51 and from Connah’s Quay, marched with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. He marched only one week after being discharged from hospital.

John, who has suffered a heart attack before, began to feel unwell and felt chest pains on Sunday 29 October. He says: “It started to get really quite bad so an ambulance was called and took me to the Countess of Chester Hospital. It was there that they confirmed that I had had a heart attack.”

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Kent blind veteran to march at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

A blind veteran from Kent is set to march at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Frank Unwin, 97 and from Orpington, will be marching at the Cenotaph in London with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Frank says: “For me, Remembrance means looking back at the Second World War and all the fellows who didn’t make it back alive. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on all the times that I myself narrowly and miraculously avoided death.”

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Lancashire blind veteran to march at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

A blind veteran from Lancashire is set to march at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Graham Ward, 59 and from Fleetwood, is being supported to do this by Specsavers. Specsavers stores across the country will be raising money from 6 to 12 November to help send blind veterans, including Graham, to march.

Graham will be marching at the Cenotaph in London with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

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Leeds blind veteran to march at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

A blind veteran from Leeds is set to march at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Simon Brown, 38, is being supported to do this by his local Specsavers store in Selby. The store will be raising money from 6 to 12 November to help send blind veterans, including Simon, to march.

Simon will be marching at the Cenotaph in London with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. Simon’s guide, Tim White, is a fellow ex-Serviceman, and also from Yorkshire.

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