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Skegness blind veteran presented with award for outstanding work with military charity

A blind veteran from Skegness has received a prestigious award from military charity Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Carol Davies, 66 and from Skegness, received the Blind Veterans UK Community Award which is given to recognise the contribution by a blind veteran, spouse, widow or widower to the family of Blind Veterans UK.

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Mission Motorsport – 5th Anniversary

In 2017, Mission Motorsport is celebrating its 5th Anniversary. The Forces’ Motorsport Charity was launched at Thruxton Motor Circuit in 2012 in order to help those affected by military operations by engagement through sport. Since its inception, the charity has seen impressive growth, and has delivered over 3000 training days of sport for over 850 beneficiaries, leading to over 200 placements, and nearly 90 jobs.

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Army dependents with learning disabilities supported by The Soldiers’ Charity with grant to HFT

Hft, a charity that provides services for people with learning disabilities throughout England has received financial support from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The Soldiers’ Charity has been providing assistance to Hft for more than 25 years and the latest grant is for £16,000.

A spokesperson from Hft said about the donation: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive the recent donation towards our work supporting people with learning disabilities, and particularly the close Army dependents living in our services.

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Another Successful Ski Week

In March 2017 we had a brilliant week with 23 new veterans and 20 buddies, ans welcomed back Carl and Martin B to the veteran support desk. We were a little worried about the ski conditions as the Alps have had a terrible year and this ski week wasn’t starting until the 11th March, the latest in the season we have ever had. But true to form we picked the best week of the year, as the day before everyone arrived we had 65cms of fresh snow.

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Warrington veteran to run the west coast of America in aid of Combat Stress

Warrington veteran, Stuart Repon-Ness, will be running almost 1,500 miles along the West Cost of America to raise funds for Combat Stress, the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity.

Starting in April, Stuart will be running 1,447 miles in just 45 days, the equivalent of 55 marathons. The father of four, who works as an injury rehab therapist, is making this journey without a support crew and said: “I will get on the plane with just my toothbrush, my phone charger and my race pack.

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Longest serving blind veteran recognised after 75 years’ support from Blind Veterans UK

A 97 year old blind veteran from Sussex was recognised on Friday (10/03) as it was 75 years to the day that he started receiving support from St Dunstan’s, now known as Blind Veterans UK.

Norman Perry, who now lives at the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Ovingdean, is the longest serving beneficiary of the charity alive today and one of the longest of all time.

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Give Us Time: an Opportunity for Families in need in May

Give Us Time takes holidays donated by owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday homes and timeshares, and matches them with military families in need of rest, rehabilitation and reconnection so that they can be able to re-bond as a family.

We help both veterans and service personnel from all the services. Eligible to our services are those who are physically or mentally injured, have spent long periods of time away from their families, bereaved or in financial need.

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