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Preston blind artist displaying incredible paintings in St George’s Hall art exhibition

A blind artist from Lancashire who who says he owes his life to Blind Veterans UK has attended the opening of a special art exhibition that features his work which will be auctioned off to raise money for the charity.

Matt Rhodes, 42 and from Preston, is exhibiting his work along with other blind veterans at the ‘Art – Life Beyond Sight Loss’ exhibition which opened its doors to the public on Saturday (14/01).

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Forces in Mind Trust – Invitation to Sector Briefing in Portsmouth or Andover

On 30th and 31st March 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) will be holding two briefing sessions in the South of England with the choice of Portsmouth (30th) or Andover (31st). The aim of these sessions is to help the Armed Forces Community, the Services Charities sector, and other key stakeholders and interested parties understand how FiMT can support ex-Service personnel, and their families, during their transition from military into civilian life.

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Seafarers UK donates £19,000 to disabled Naval Veterans at QAHH

A charity that helps people in the maritime community has donated £19,000 to The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) in Worthing, which provides care and rehabilitation to ex-Servicemen and women.

Seafarers UK has donated the money towards physiotherapy for the former seafaring residents who live at QAHH. This donation will help these veterans to increase their mobility and independence throughout 2017.

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The New Year brings changes at The NFA

Following the recent departure of Database & Finance Officer Kester Muller for pastures new and the retirement later this month of Head of Finance Pat Henderson, who have conscientiously served the charity for 2½ and 5 years respectively, The Not Forgotten Association is delighted to welcome three new members of staff.

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2017 New Year’s Honour For NFA Entertainments Officer

We are delighted that our Entertainments Officer Dougie Squires was recently awarded the MVO for his services to choreography and stage direction of royal pageants. Dougie arranges the entertainment at our annual Christmas Tea Party at St. James’s Palace and is well known for his work in television from the mid-1950s.

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