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Llandudno blind veteran receives military charity’s highest honour

A blind veteran from Llandudno has received a special award from military charity Blind Veterans UK for his outstanding work as a volunteer for the charity over the past year.

John Nicol, 79, received the award at the Blind Veterans UK Founder’s Day Awards, held at the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton last Monday (26/03).

John says: “I was overwhelmed when my name was called at the ceremony. I could never give back even half of what I’ve got out of the Blind Veterans UK, so to be recognised for my volunteering is very humbling indeed.”

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Fareham blind veteran receives military charity’s highest honour

A blind veteran from Fareham has received a creative art award from military charity Blind Veterans UK for his outstanding achievements in art and photography.

Will Phillips, 60, received the award at the Blind Veterans UK Founder’s Day Awards, held at the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton on Monday (26/03).

Will says: “It’s the third year I’ve been nominated for a Founder’s Day Award so I was secretly thinking, ‘It’s got to be this time!’ It’s a proud day and I can honestly say that if it weren’t for Blind Veterans UK I would never have had the confidence to challenge myself again creatively.”

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Dorset blind veteran receives military charity’s highest honour

A blind Second World War veteran from Dorset has received a special award from military charity Blind Veterans UK for his outstanding work as an ambassador for the organisation over the last year.

Eddie Gaines, 93 and from Poole, received the award at the Blind Veterans UK Founder’s Day Awards, held at the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton on Monday (26/03).

Eddie says: “I was so surprised when I got the letter telling me that I had even been nominated for the award. I was even more surprised and hugely honoured to find out I won!

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