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Tyne and Wear couple celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary with Blind Veterans UK

A couple from Tyne and Wear celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this week (27/04) and marked the occasion at a special lunch with a military charity that has supported them both.

Tom and Amy Bryden, from High Spen, were toasted at the Blind Veterans UK lunch club in Newcastle on Monday (24/04) and were presented with an anniversary cake and champagne.

Tom, 88, and Amy, 86, were childhood sweethearts first meeting when Tom bravely approached her in the shop where she was working in Dunston.

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Rutland pilot completes London Marathon for military charity

A man from Rutland is took on the London Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Jeremy Greville-Heygate, 55 and from Burrough on the Hill, completed the world famous course with his wife, Emma. Jeremy finished the course in four hours twenty-six minutes, while Emma completed it in five hours six minutes.

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

A Second World War blind veteran from Cumbria is to be 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, will be presented with the prestigious honour by Philip Daniel, the Honorary French Consul of Liverpool, on behalf of French president Francois Hollande next week (19/04).

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High Sheriff raises over £8,000 for local military charity

The High Sheriff of Clwyd has raised over £8,000 for Blind Veterans UK, the military charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Jim O’Toole donated the money after he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb raised funds to purchase vehicles that would assist less-abled veterans visiting the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno to access its popular Woodland Walk.

Of the achievement, which was in fact the second time Jim has climbed Kilimanjaro, he says: “It was exhilarating and of course a fantastic experience. The elements were extremely tough; at night the temperatures at the summit were somewhere between minus 15C and minus 25C, while the oxygen level was only around 50% of that at sea level. We managed to trek eight hours each day, except for the final summit day, which took around 16 hours.”

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Specsavers Director from Surrey to compete in London Marathon for military charity  

A man from Surrey is set to compete in the London Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.
Lateef Iqbal, 47 and from Farnham, opted to sign up to the mammoth 26-mile challenge after last year sustaining a knee injury which rendered him unable to partake in his extensive list of sporting interests. He says: “I injured my knee, a longstanding niggle that just wouldn’t go away, and the MRI scan basically showed that I couldn’t play badminton, couldn’t play squash, couldn’t swim or play football. The only thing the doctor said I could do was walk!”

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Blind veteran’s granddaughter to run London Marathon for military charity that supported him

A woman from West Yorkshire is set to run the London Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, to say thank you for the support it provided to her grandfather.

Kate Foster, 28 and originally from Cleckheaton and now living in Bromley, is running on behalf of the charity which provided her grandfather, Eric, with the means and confidence to lead a prosperous and independent life, despite his complete sight loss.

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Support for veterans funding boost for North East

A Charity which supports veterans and their families across the North East to move from social isolation into employment has received a cash boost of more than £100,000 to continue providing individual support to Army Veterans.

The grant comes from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Army’s National Charity, and will enable Durham based, Finchale to continue their work with North East Veterans throughout 2017.

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